This Lifetime biopic is definitely not authorized.
Earlier this week, the network announced that Britney Spears would be the subject of their latest original movie.
Entitled Britney, the movie will focus on Spears’s long and sometimes troublesome career, and is set to star Hail, Caesar! actress Natasha Bassett as the titular character.
Perhaps due in part to her personal issues, which were widely covered in the press during the late 2000s, a rep for Spears told Entertainment Weekly that she will not contribute to the film “in any way, shape or form… nor does it have her blessing.”
As of late, the 34-year-old pop star has been in the throws of a career comeback, headlining her own show in Vegas and working on new music.
Her ninth studio album, Glory, drops tomorrow (August 26), and MTV recently announced that Spears would be returning to the Video Music Awards for her first performance since 2007.
Lifetime will reportedly release Britney sometime next year.