Justin Bieber 's latest movie Believe opens on Christmas Day, but unlike his previous film, this one isn't about his rise to fame. Instead, it's an attempt to repair the singer's image by showing how his fame often leads to situations which would be challenging for any teen to figure out, much less a teen who's constantly living under the eye of the media 24/7.
Specifically, the film promises to offer some insight into all the bad press that Justin has gotten in the past year, from confrontations with paparazzi, to accusations of lawbreaking and drug taking, to the constant ridicule over his refusal to wear a shirt in public places. According to Justin's manager Scooter Braun , there won't be any dancing around these subjects -- the film will deal with them "head on," he tells ABC News Radio.
"You know, we actually canned the film for six months so we could address it," Braun tells ABC News Radio about the negative headlines about the singer. "Because we realized we couldn't put out a fluff piece with everything that happened. You'll see in the film how we address it, because once it starts getting out of control, 90 percent of it isn't true. You can't address everything."
As a result, Braun says that when they go to see Believe , fans will see Justin portrayed with "complete vulnerability" and as "a human." As Braun explains, "I think people forget that it's a 19-year-old kid, trying to figure it out."
That sentiment is echoed by Jon M. Chu , the director of Believe, who was also behind the camera for Never Say Never . "I wanted the world to see Justin the way I know Justin, warts and all, because I think if you see him, you'll see the kid in there," Chu told reporters at the film's premiere. "You'll see the kid turning into an artist. You'll see him making choices about taking over his empire; some wrong and some right choices."
Adds Chu, "I think you'll see a kid who's sometimes confused about those issues and sometimes knows exactly where he stands on it."
What the director wants fans to understand is that just because Justin's famous doesn't mean that taking shots at him should be our national sport. "He's not a product that we get to take down for our entertainment," says Chu. "I think he's someone that we get to watch the journey of and to root for to survive it all."
Justin Bieber's Believe is in theaters Wednesday.
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