YES! Britney Spears is getting the Lifetime treatment, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The made-for-TV movie, which will document the pop icon’s ups and downs throughout her career, is set to debut in 2017. Get all the details here!
The network made the amazing announcement on Wednesday, Aug. 24, saying the biopic simply titled Britney, will feature a lot of Britney Spears‘ biggest moments over the last 18 years, including her breakup with Justin Timberlake, her marriage to Kevin Federline, and that unfortunate head-shaving incident.
Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!) will play Britney in the two-hour TV movie.
This is the network’s official description, according to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TVLine:
Britney Jean Spears was just a young girl from Louisiana trying to make a name for herself in the music scene when her talent became undeniable to all those around her. While handlers soon began planning her every move, Britney found solace with fellow pop singer Justin Timberlake. Tragically, as Britney’s star continued to shine, her private life crumbled after the divorce of her parents and her tabloid breakup with Justin. Her personal behavior soon eclipsed her pop icon success as a quickie marriage to childhood friend and later, an ill-fated marriage to dancer Kevin Federline, became the talk of the world. With her life spiraling out of control, Britney hit rock bottom, lost custody of her sons and was placed under her father’s conservatorship. But despite her past troubles, Britney has battled back to rebuild her career to its former glory, proving to everyone that she’s a timeless force in entertainment.
This announcement comes just two days before Britney’s set to release her ninth studio album, Glory. She will also be performing at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards!
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