Britney Spears Upset About Unofficial Lifetime Biopic

Pop princess Britney Spears voiced her disapproval over Lifetime Television’s decision to create an unofficial biopic about her life and career. The crooner’s middle finger at the project, set to begin production in September, leaves many unanswered questions about the film.

Hail Caesar!‘s Natasha Bassett has been tapped to appear as Britney on-screen. Bassett was recently snapped while undergoing some cosmetic changes to prepare for the project. An image that was posted to the starlet’s unofficial Instagram account shows the actress getting her hair dyed blonde.

“Martian on the loose!” the caption read.

Spears’s representative spoke briefly with Entertainment Weekly about the made-for-television movie.

“This production is not endorsed by Britney,” the representative stated. “The film does not have the approval of my client. She will not participate in the movie’s production in any way, shape, or form.”

The statement could be a potential concern for the producers of the biopic, as there are copyright issues that must be addressed. If Britney’s approval is needed to feature her iconic songs in the film, the movie may lack some of its most important elements.

Lifetime’s movie production of Britney’s life is said to be centered around her childhood, rise to fame and her eventual emotional collapse under the pressure of celebrity status. It is believed that the movie will also focus heavily on her two marriages, the birth of sons Jayden and Sean, and her remarkable comeback.

This would not be the first time the Lifetime Television Network had difficulties in obtaining copyright permissions for a biopic feature. The company had similar difficulties when it produced an unauthorized biopic about late hip-hop singer Aaliyah Haughton.

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