Bieber 'would like to play Oliver Twist'

Justin Bieber

Canadian singer Justin Bieber has revealed that he would like to play Oliver Twist in a remake of the Dickens' classic.

The 17-year-old suggested that his hard childhood would make him a good candidate for the part.

Speaking to the Sun, Bieber said he grew up in a basement council flat in Canada with his single mother.

"That place was really dirty. We had mousetraps everywhere because there were mouses - uh, mice - in the house. I didn't have a real bed. I slept on a blue pull-out couch in my room," the singer said.

"We didn't have anything in the fridge, except maybe luncheon meat for school and macaroni and cheese. I'd love to play Oliver Twist."

Bieber's new 3D movie Never Say Never is showing in UK cinemas now.

The documentary film features behind-the-scenes footage from his 2010 world tour, as well as interviews and performances.
 

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