Britney Spears Biopic: Lifetime Moving Forward ‘Without Singer’s Blessing’

Published: Thursday 25th Aug 2016 by Rashad
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Hit or miss, Lifetime has certainly had people talking over the years with its biopics dedicated to some of music history’s most beloved female entertainers (Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, etc.).  Now, as the week has proven, the addition of pop diva Britney Spears to their list of biographical flicks is no exception.

Garnering major buzz upon its announcement earlier this week, the Asylum Entertainment production – which will see actress Natasha Bassett assume the role of Spears – is set for a 2017 premiere and will cover the singer’s tumultuous romantic relationships, public highs and lows, and everything between.

And, while some have already given a thumbs up from just the sheer notion of getting a peek inside the ‘Lucky’ star’s private life, there’s one person who definitely has not lent approval to the forthcoming film:  Britney herself.  Details inside:

Via People:

Spears will not be contributing to the project “in any way, shape or form… nor does it have her blessing,” Spears’ rep said in a statement to PEOPLE and EW.

Many were quick to assume Spears was at least in favor of the biopic given its timely announcement (see:  9th album ‘Glory,’ in stores Friday).  However, much like with Houston and Aaliyah’s flicks, it appears Lifetime is giving the thumbs up to a full unauthorized production without a single thumbs up from people close to the main character.

Do you think the absence of Brit’s approval will affect viewership?


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  1. HailLegendBeysus August 25, 2016

    Smfh… Why are networks aloud to do this without the consent of the person the story is being told on. Can she sue for this?

    • Fancy BISH August 25, 2016

      I really don’t know how they get around the legalities…and why would they WANT to move forward without her blessing? Lifetime loves having the bootleg biopics lol…is Wendell Williams behind this?

      • BeyKnowlesBest August 25, 2016

        lmfao leave wendy alone

    • LmfaoHoe August 25, 2016

      Right ! this type of s*** made me mad when they went against both Aaliyahs and Whitney’s family disapproval. like how in the hell can you tell someone’s story FACTUAL without the actual person your trying to narrative ??? smh celebs need to find a way to fight s*** like this foreal.

      • Truth August 26, 2016

        If they based it off of a book about the person’s life as long as they have the author’s approval they can get around the artist’s approval

  2. Chileplease August 25, 2016

    Like I said when I first heard about this, not one Britney song will play during the entire film lol smh

    • Fancy BISH August 25, 2016

      MESS lol

    • Mark111 /.\ August 25, 2016

      No Satisfaction, I Loe Rock N Roll, and maybe the Bobby Brown cover will bc those are not her songs. LOL, they know how to slide around it.

      • Fancy BISH August 25, 2016

        I forgot about that lol…LAWD…the funniest thing will be the Lifetime Remix of ….Baby One More Time. It’s gonna sound like Bom Chicka Wah Wah lol

  3. Mark111 /.\ August 25, 2016

    No shock there. And TV been doing these kinds of movies for years, but doing current artist is new tho.

  4. Ughhhh August 25, 2016

    Not here for it anymore. The truth won’t be told

  5. Bee August 25, 2016

    It won’t be good you can say Britney can’t sing but nobody can duplicate her songs it won’t work!!

    • Fancy BISH August 25, 2016

      Truth tea

  6. Bee August 25, 2016

    Btw her album was just release

  7. FC/JC August 25, 2016

    They are going to send her into shock therapy if they include her breakdown in that film, smh… itd be wise to go around that part of her life

    • Credits August 25, 2016

      That’s such a crucial point in her life though….

  8. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? August 25, 2016

    Y’all already know that Beyoncé is next smh.

    • LmfaoHoe August 25, 2016

      Im pretty sure The Hive is gonna attack that studio if they “try” it.

      • SMH August 26, 2016

        Lol as if her silly fans could stop it…

  9. Kyle August 25, 2016

    Smh, So why do the film without her consent? Also, She’s still pretty young in her 30’s & relevant. Why so soon? Biopics don’t usually come until artist is older or not alive. Debating if I should tune in… SUCH DISRESPECT TO THE QUEEN!

  10. B_Roni August 26, 2016

    Why even do this if she is still in her thirties anyway. She hasn’t even really lived her life yet. They are crazy. She should start produce her own biopic right after they air theirs

  11. Lake Erie August 26, 2016

    Lifetime ain’t s*** smh.

  12. Shady81 August 26, 2016

    Lifetime really needs to stop with these generic biopics I hope Britney sues.
    All I can say is they better stay away from the Jacksons because I can see lawsuits flying left and right from that family.
    And I may not a fan nor stan of Madonna I just like some of her music but they need to stay away from Madonna.
    And they better not try it Prince and a biopic on him because then someone really needs to the plug on that damn network.

    • Caleb August 26, 2016

      Vh1 already did MJ dirty with “man in the mirror” in 2004.

  13. Nowd Reddish tran ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi August 26, 2016

    Smdh Hope Britney Jean spears Sue the funky out of them and they don’t need to do it at all period

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