Lifetime UK has announced that Britney, the Britney Spears biopic commissioned and produced for the US Lifetime network, will premiere on Sunday February 26th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Britney tells the story of Britney Jean Spears, 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.
The two-hour film, which is the latest in a long-line of original movies from Lifetime, was penned by Anne-Marie Hess and directed by NCIS helmer Leslie Libman. Britney is being produced by Asylum Entertainment and stars Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears and Nathan Keyes as Justin Timberlake. Clayton Chitty, Zac Vran, Matt Visser, Connor Paton and Frankie Cena also star. The executive producers are Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.