If you’ve been waiting for a Britney biopic, your wish is coming true. The Lifetime Network has given the green light on a made-for-tv movie that will chronicle Spears’ life beginning with her childhood in Louisiana, her rise to stardom, and no Lifetime movie would be complete without the drama of her “turbulent” downfall a decade later.
It’s not a stretch to believe that Britney is not supportive of the project. Her rep told Entertainment Weekly that Britney is not involved “in any way, shape, or form…nor does it have her blessing.” Of course, it’s hard to say if these unauthorized biopics are not approved by the people they spotlight because they are too true, too ridiculous, or too poorly planned.
Australian actress Natasha Bassett has already been cast to play Britney. The film is appropriately titled Britney and production will begin in Vancouver in September 2017. Even if it’s not accurate, one thing we can depend on from Lifetime is a good soap-opera!