The images feature the Princess of Pop (Natasha Bassett) – which in the glam pic looks more like a 2008 Taylor Swift – along with her then-beau Justin Timberlake (Nathan Keyes), ex-husband Kevin Federline (Clayton Chitty) and the rest of the *NSYNC crew, none of which actually look like the real-life celebrities.
Lifetime has a knack for casting actors who tend to not look like the celebrities they are portraying, e.g., Amanda Fuller in “The Brittany Murphy Story,” Camilla Luddington and Nico Evers-Swindel in “William & Kate,” so it’s not surprising to see such unrecognizable faces portraying the stars. (Really, that’s supposed to be *NSYNC?!)
The unauthorized film, tentatively titled “Britney,” was created without Spear’s blessing. When the project was first announced, the singer’s reps stated that she was not contributing to the biopic “in any way, shape or form.”
The two-hour movie, directed by Leslie Libman and written by Anne-Marie Hess, will chronicle Spears’ early childhood days in Kentwood, Louisiana, her rise to fame, her romance with JT and short-lived marriages to Jason Alexander and Kevin Federline. It will also show her custody battle, fall from grace and triumphant resurrection.
Produced by Asylum Entertainment, the Britney biopic is slated for a February 2017 premiere on Lifetime.
Check out the images below, they’ll drive you crazy!