LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS BRITNEY SPEARS BIOPIC
Los Angeles, CA (August 24, 2016) - Lifetime has ordered the two-hour biopic Britney (working title), detailing the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears' rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers. Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime.
Britney Jean Spears was just 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.
Britney (working title) is produced by Asylum Entertainment for Lifetime. Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison are executive producers. Leslie Libman (Manson's Lost Girls) directs from a script by Anne-Marie Hess.
ABOUT ASYLUM ENTERTAINMENT
Asylum Entertainment has produced a diverse slate of television long-form, feature films, gritty documentaries and unscripted series - thousands of hours of programming in its 14 years. Notable productions include the Emmy-winning miniseries The Kennedys, and Ring of Fire, which also received multiple Emmy nods. Asylum received critical acclaim for its feature documentary Happy Valley, about the Penn State sex scandal, and for the Lifetime film, Manson's Lost Girls. Asylum's factual series include ESPN's Emmy-winning series 30 FOR 30 and National Geographic's science anthology, Breakthrough. Asylum is owned by feature film studio Legendary Entertainment (Godzilla, Batman, The Hangover).
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Devious Maids, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network's programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime's Fempire positions the network as a curator of feminist content and conversations, as well as a place where women connect, learn and are entertained. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.