London: Pop-star Justine Beiber may be a millionaire, but his life was not this prolific always. He had a tough childhood, somewhat like ‘Oliver Twist’. That’s the reason why, Justine Beiber wants to relive his impoverished upbringing in a film based on Oliver Twist, the classic novel about an orphan boy growing up in the streets.
   
This 17 year-old singer is desperate to play the protagonist in a remake of the classic 1968 musical 'Oliver' and believes that his difficult childhood would make convincing in the role.

"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," said Beiber who was raised in a basement council flat in Canada by his single mother, a reformed drug addict.

But he has admitted his English accent will take some work.

His fans are sure to be delighted by their idol's second screen outing.

His first venture, 'Never Say Never', a 3D concert documentary containing unseen footage of his childhood, has been a worldwide smash.

(Agencies)