Yep. You heard right.
Days ahead of Britney Spears‘ latest record release, Lifetime just gave the green light to a TV movie biopic focused on the singer, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Which means, another weirdly watered down life story? Or something amazing? You be the judge:
Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!) will star as Spears in Britney, which will detail what Lifetime described as the “tumultuous true story” of her rise to fame, fall from grace and triumphant resurrection.
The two-hour movie will follow Spears’ early career as a young girl from Louisiana and her relationship and breakup with Justin Timberlake as well as her personal struggles following her parents’ divorce. Also set to be examined are her marriages to Jason Alexander, Kevin Federline and her downfall that saw her lose custody of her sons before she rebuilt her career and proved herself to be a force in entertainment.
Britney will be produced by Asylum Entertainment (The Kennedys, Ring of Fire). Anne-Marie Hess will pen the script with Leslie Libman (Manson’s Lost Girls) directing. Exec producers include Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison. Production is set to begin Sept. 19 in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere.
Brit Brit releases her 9th studio album Glory on Friday and is set to perform on the MTV VMAs on Sunday, not to mention she’s still doing that residency. Britney’s busy, people! Why she needs a biopic? I don’t know. More money?
Who do YOU think should play Britney Spears in a biopic about the pop star?