Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the couple. They seemed perfect for one other but it unravelled. Lifetime biopic Britney with Natasha Bassett as the pop princess will look at that fairy tale romance, the 2002 breakup and the aftermath as Britney spiralled out of control for years. Two decades in two hours.
Official Lifetime synopsis:
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.
Lifetime’s Britney is expected to start filming in metro Vancouver on September 19th, according to Production Weekly.