Justin Bieber: New Album and Movie in the Works!

Posted Wednesday April 27, 2011 6:42 PM GMT

While busy globe-trotting on his current international tour, Justin Bieber has just revealed that he has been hard at work writing new songs and plans to release a brand new record late this year.

Beiber fever ran rampant after the 17-year-old took to his Twitter and Facebook account, telling, “Been writing alot of songs on the road. excited to just get this music out later this year and record this summer."

Meanwhile, the teen superstar has just been cast opposite Mark Wahlberg in an unnamed movie, as the "Fighter" actor revealed to NY Mag, "We’re putting it together. Yeah, we’re doing it at Paramount. We pitched them the idea, and we talked to him about doing it and he loved the idea. Been sending me video — he sent me a video of himself and yeah, I think he’s really talented."

Mark wasn't lending out many details, but did say the film would be "interesting" and "more of a drama," with a “kind of like a reluctant mentor in an inner-city environment.”

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