Britney Spears’ life is being made into a Lifetime movie starring Natasha Bassett

Lifetime has set its sights on Britney Spears and has announced plans for a biopic about the popstar's "tumultuous" life.

Britney Spears' life is being made into a Lifetime movie starring Natasha Bassett
Photo: Britney Spears via Instagram

If you really think about it, shouldn’t we have seen this coming? Britney Spears is one of the most successful artists of the last three decades, which means it only makes sense Lifetime would want to tarnish her legacy with one of their corny biopics.

The network that brought you The Unauthorized Save by the Bell Story and The Unauthorized Full House Story has set its sights on the Princess of Pop herself and has cast Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!) in the lead role.

Initially reported on by The Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour movie will depict “Spears’ early career as a young girl from Louisiana and her relationship and breakup with Justin Timberlake as well as her personal struggles following her parents’ divorce.”

Related: Britney’s new album was leaked!

Of course, that’s not all. It’s important in unauthorized biopics to squeeze in as much information as possible, so the movie will also follow her “her marriages to Jason Alexander, Kevin Federline and her downfall that saw her lose custody of her sons before she rebuilt her career and proved herself to be a force in entertainment.”

Naturally, the biopic, set to start filming in Vancouver this September, was not authorized by Godney herself, which seems to be Lifetime’s bread and butter when it comes to making movies.

If you’re curious to see it, it’s going to premiere in 2017.

Glory, Britney’s ninth studio album, is set to be released on August 26. The day before , fans can watch her participate in James Corden‘s “Carpool Karaoke” segment.

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