Britney Spears’ silver screen debut took place with the 2002 film Crossroads. Alongside Taryn Manning and Zoe Saldaña, Spears took on a coming-of-age film that unfortunately, didn’t pan out well with critics.
But now, Spears might be returning to the silver screen. However this time, someone will be playing her as her memoir The Woman in Me prepares for the film treatment.
As reported on Page Six, a variety of A-list celebrities allegedly have their eyes on Spears’ memoir and are interested in turning it into a film or TV series. With Oscar nominee Michelle Williams’ excellent book narration, it’s honestly time for Spears’ story to go to the next medium.
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High-profile actors Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, and Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes have all been allegedly connected to the project. However, Rhimes, who created Crossroads, has denied the film/tv adaptation claims.
Still, that leaves Robbie, Pitt, and Witherspoon within the conversation. All of which have released a collection of successful films – including Barbie (Robbie), Blonde, (Pitt), and The Morning Show (Witherspoon).
And with that track record, Spears’ memoir could be in good hands. Reports state that Spears is “overwhelmed by the response,” while the hefty bids come in as the film adaptation continues to take shape.
Spears’ memoir launched late last month, quickly selling over one million copies within its first week of release. The New York Times bestseller covers her rise to stardom, the trials and tribulations of her famous relationships (including that very exposing section on Justin Timberlake), and her time under a conservatorship placed on her by lawyers and her father James Spears.
The Woman in Me marks one of the first times in which the pop star has been able to freely speak about her life story and current state, since the release of her conservatorship in 2021. And with an upcoming film or tv adaptation, her story will reach more than just casual readers and stans. Plus, who wouldn’t want that Justin Timberlake narrative to play out on the big screen?