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Christmas release for new Justin Bieber doc

Distributor Open Road Films is to release the Justin Bieber concert documentary Believe in theaters across the U.S. on Christmas Day.
October 17, 2013

Distributor Open Road Films is to release Justin Bieber’s concert documentary Believe (pictured) in theaters across the United States on Christmas Day.

The film was produced by SB Films and Dolphin Films, and directed by Jon M. Chu, who also helmed the 19-year-old pop star’s 2010 box office smash Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.

Bieber, Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond, Bill O’Dowd and Garrett Grant served as producers.

Believe chronicles the singer’s life as he embarks on a world tour in support of his 2011 album Believe. To promote the doc, Bieber is releasing a new song on iTunes every Monday in the lead-up to release day.

“It’s no secret that Justin Bieber’s name drives a lot of attention,” Braun, Bieber’s manager, said in a statement. “But with Believe we wanted him to tell his own story, truthfully and directly. The number one goal of our company is to provide global audiences with content that’s not only high-quality and forward-thinking, but also authentic.”

IM Global is overseeing international distribution for Believe. The company held a screening of the film for a select group of buyers and fans during the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Chu’s Never Say Never doc about Bieber grossed nearly US$100 million at the box office in 2011.

Watch a teaser clip from Believe below:

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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