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    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:34:19

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    Lifetime has announced a biopic about Britney Spears. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour TV movie Britney will reveal the "tumultuous true story" of her rise to fame, fall from grace, and triumphant comeback.

    Natasha Bassett, who recently featured in the Cohen Brothers 'Hail Caeser!' is set to star, with Leslie Libman directing from a script by Anne-Marie Hess. Production will begin toward the end of September in Vancouver, Canada and the film will premiere in 2017.

    The two-hour movie will follow Spears' early career, her upbringing in Louisiana and her famous relationship and breakup with Justin Timberlake. The script promises to explore Spears' personal struggles following her parents' divorce. Also set to be examined are her marriages to Jason Alexander, Kevin Federline and her losing custody of her sons, before she rebuilt her career and reestablished herself in the world of music.

    The news comes as Spears is set to release Glory, her ninth studio album. She also is set to perform on the MTV VMAs on Sunday. Spears recently extended her Las Vegas residency, keeping her at Planet Hollywood through February.

    Just yesterday the singer announced efforts to raise funds for Louisiana flood relief Watch Britney Spears Ft. Geazy - "Make Me" - taken from her upcoming album.

    Preorder Britney Spears new album "Glory" on iTunes

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    08.25.16



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