Trey Parker and Matt Stone Considering Justin Bieber for BOOK OF MORMON Movie?
According to MovieLine, The Book of Mormon creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are considering casting Justin Bieber as "Elder Price" in a future movie adaptation of their musical. They revealed this news (possibly half-joking) following The Book of Mormon's LA opening at the Pantages Theatre.
“We want to do a movie of it someday but, right now, we're just trying to get our head around this version,” Stone said. Parker added, “We wouldn't want to just do this on film. We'd have to really rethink it. But I think we could redo it.”
On the topic of casting, Stone went on to say: “…nobody really [is in mind yet]. Except for Justin Bieber, of course.”
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Parker and Stone have two other movie musicals in their repertoire—Orgazmo and Team America: World Police.
The West Coast Premiere of The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, officially opened September 12, 2012, at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner stars as Elder Cunningham and Broadway star Gavin Creel stars as Elder Price. Featured in The Book of Mormon are Samantha Marie Ware as Nabulungi, with Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
Pop star Justin Bieber is well known for his hit singles "Boyfriend" and "As Long As You Love Me" feat. Big Sean from his album "Believe". "Believe" is Bieber's fourth No. 1 album debut and the highest debut album of the year.
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