By Annie Reuter
As previously reported, Britney Spears will be the subject of a two-hour television movie, which will air in 2017.
The film will follow Spears’ childhood in Louisiana, rise to fame, relationship with and breakup with Justin Timberlake, fall from grace and her comeback. The biopic will star Natasha Bassett (Hail Caesar!) as Spears. The rest of the cast of Britney has just been released as well, reports Buzzfeed.
Nathan Keyes will play Timberlake, Clayton Chitty will take on the role of Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline, Nicole Oliver will be Britney’s mom Lynne Spears, and Matthew Harrison will play her father, Jamie Spears. Meanwhile, Peter Benson will play Spears’ longtime manager Larry Rudolph and Kelly McCabe will be Jason Alexander, Spears’ childhood friend, who she married briefly in 2004.
Additional actors for the Lifetime network movie include Markian Tarasiuk who will play Wade Robson, the backup dancer for Spears who also allegedly was the person she cheated on Timberlake with, and Tamara Thorsen who plays Jenna Dewan, the *NSYNC backup dancer and Justin Timberlake’s rumored girlfriend.