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Pop star Justin Bieber is to star in a new David Hasselhoff film as the voice of KITT from Knight Rider, even though the show stopped being aired a full eight years before the 20-year-old singer was born, reports Road and Track.
Thankfully, considering the Canadian-born pop star's interesting record behind the wheel, he will just be the irritating voice coming from the car, in the place of the dulcet tones of William Daniel who voiced KITT in the classic programme, which aired from 1982 to 1986. The stars have recently been spotted in the iconic Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, which starred alongside Hasselhoff in the TV show, and this new announcement ends speculation over a collaboration.
David Hasselhoff's new comedy film, with current working titles of Killing Hasselhoff and Celebrity Death Pool, will feature Bieber in attempt to draw in a younger audience for the show. This follows a 2008 remake of the Knight Rider which featured a Shelby Mustang in the place of KITT and the voice of Val Kilmer.
The latest recreation of the franchise is reported to feature the young singer as part of a quid pro quo between him and Hasselhoff, with the actor starring in one of the singer's videos, reports The Insider with Yahoo.
"I did his favour first because I love the Bieb. I think he's a cool kid and he gets a bad rap. He's a good guy and I like his music."
The new film revolves around a man being hired as an assassin to kill the ageing Baywatch star, in attempt to win a celebrity death pool.