Watch The Trailer For Britney Spears Lifetime Biopic
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:26:45
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Just last August it was announced that Lifetime were making a biopic of Britney Spears. Today, eager fans get their first taste of what's to come when the movie premieres on February 18th. A trailer has been released for your viewing pleasure.
Natasha Bassett, who recently featured in the Cohen Brothers 'Hail, Caesar!' takes the role of Ms. Spears, with Leslie Libman directing from a script by Anne-Marie Hess.
The two-hour movie follows 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.
From the trailer, we can see some of the most memorable flashes of Spear's story. Her VMA silhouette, and a shaven head — along with a voice-over as Ms. Spears, as portrayed by Bassett in a Southern drawl, promises that she's going to be strong "for the fans". It seems typical of the Lifetime brand — and it's sure to have all diehard fans and curious onlookers tuning in.
Britney Spears released, Glory, her ninth studio album to great critical acclaim in the summer — it was a return to form and a genuine comeback album of the highest pop caliber. We've yet to hear her opinion on the contents of the trailer.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff