Everything You Need to Know About the Controversial Britney Spears Biopic
Prepare yourself, Brit fans; this is going to be a bumpy ride. Though it’s not set to be unleashed upon the pop-lovin’ public until sometime next February, people are already freaking out about Lifetime’s unauthorized Britney Spears biopic — aptly and simple titled Britney — and really, we can’t blame ‘em. With pics being released that show a cast that barely resembles the folks they’re apparently portraying, this could very well be your most beloved thing to hate in 2017, and we have all the deets you need to know.
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First and foremost, you’ll probably want to know that Britney Spears is not behind the project… at all. Not only has she had no hand in the biopic, she’s apparently pretty darn displeased about the entire sitch. As are fans…
i love Britney and now i have to sue lifetime https://t.co/FunCxXwLaU
— evil queen (@urbandoll) December 1, 2016
Me looking at the cast for the Britney bio lifetime movie pic.twitter.com/9R4BTnDJPJ
— karla❤️️ (@sofia_vaquerano) December 2, 2016
Secondly, the WTF casting decisions really have folks scratching their heads. With Natasha Bassett stepping into the role of Brit herself, Clayton Chitty will play her ex Kevin Federline, while Nathan Keyes will be your new Justin Timerberlake.
Fans are not seeing the resemblance — and they’re not the only names you’ll recognize (even if the actors’ looks don’t hint at the parts they’re playing). Paris Hilton, Jenna Dewan and Britney’s first (super brief) hubby, Jason Alexander, will also pop up along the way.
Spanning Britney’s start in the Mickey Mouse Club and epic rise to fame, her relationship with Justin, her marriages and resulting splits, as well as her “fall from grace and eventual triumph and resurrection,” this looks to be so incredibly bad. We can’t wait! And we’re not the only ones…
Me: ew lifetime is totally ruining Britney Spears. This biopic is gonna be awful.
Me, when it premieres: pic.twitter.com/cQaZU68PTc
— posh spice (@MercedesKills) December 2, 2016
Me: lifetime is so disrespectful. How dare they make a biopic without Britney's permission and exploit her like that.
Me when it premieres: pic.twitter.com/MrgtgxTnpS
— Cody (@codyspearz) December 1, 2016
absolutely dying that this is supposed to be britney and kevin from lifetime's britney spears biopic. I CANNOT WAIT. pic.twitter.com/RhzxriQqn2
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 1, 2016
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(h/t Cosmopolitan; photos via Lifetime)