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The director of two Step Up movies and Justin Bieber's Never Say Never may not have been the most likely recruit to direct an all-out action film like G.I. Joe Retaliation, but Jon M. Chu says action films are much more than just directing stunts and explosions which he learned from working with Justin Bieber.

The task of rebooting the G.I. Joe franchise was given to director Jon M. Chu. The original cast (except for Channing Tatum) was replaced with Dwayne Johnson as the lead Joe with help from D.J. Catrona and Adrianne Palicki, and a cameo by the resident tough guy, Bruce Willis. The Palo Alto, Ca native and USC School of Cinema-Television alumni broke into Hollywood directing Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) and Step Up 3D (2010). He then went on to helm Justin Bieber's documentary Never Say Never in 2011.

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