Remember in the 2003 film Crossroads, when Britney Spears sang I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman?
She’s come a long way since then.
A lot has happened – she’s had eight albums, a fair amount of tabloid headlines, she’s even appearing on Carpool Karaoke tonight, and now a WHOLE ENTIRE film is being made about her.
Directed by Leslie Libman, who’s worked on NCIS and The Wire, the movie will chart Britney’s rise to fame, focussing on the highs and lows of her career, both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes.
The film from the Lifetime network will also explore the singer’s relationships with Justin Timberlake, Jason Alexander and Kevin Federline.
Hail, Caesar! actress and Australian singer Natasha Bassett is set to play Britney in the biopic.
The movie is under the working title Britney, but it’s worth noting that Britney herself doesn’t seem to be involved in the production in any way, making this similar to other recent biopics from the Lifetime network, like The Brittany Murphy Story and Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.
Britney’s ninth studio album, Glory, is set for release this Friday and she is scheduled to perform at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
The film’s production will begin in Canada in September, and is scheduled for a 2017 release.