If there is any trace of goodness in this world, we will have a Britney Spears biopic one day. The rise and fall and freedom of one of the world’s most beloved pop stars is a story about celebrity, women and mental health, paparazzi and child stars. It’s a story we deserve! A gaggle of actresses will surely be vying for the role — and it doesn’t hurt to lay your cards on the table early.
“Watching her videos, watching interviews of her when she was younger. Same thing with you; I see the scramble for words [in the interviews],” explained Brown to Barrymore. “I don’t know her, but when I look at pictures of her, I feel like I could tell her story in the right way and hers only.”
For what it’s worth, there is already a Britney Spears biopic...it’s just one we can all pretend doesn’t exist. Produced by Lifetime in 2017 (years before the #FreeBritney movement), Britney Ever After is widely considered to be basically unwatchable.