UPDATE // SEPTEMBER 27: Several on-set photos from the biopic, which will “document the roller-coaster years – as well as her recent comeback,” have popped up online. It shows Natasha Basset playing Britney circa 2002 laughing with what appears to be Markian Tarasiuk playing Wade Robson.
Turning out to be messy already.
OH, ps… here’s the “Justin Timberlake” played by Nathan Keyes.
UPDATE // AUGUST 25: Reps for Spears confirm to BreatheHeavy that the pop princess “will not be contributing in any way, shape or form to the Lifetime biopic nor does it have her blessing.”
A movie based on Britney Spears’ rise, fall and resurgence in the spotlight is getting a movie made for TV.
Lifetime is responsible for this ‘Britney Jean’ biopic travesty, which stars actress Natasha Bassett as Spears, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Lifetime says the movie will detail 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, 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.
Production will begin Sept. 19 in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere.
This is going to be a hot mess of epic proportions.