Cape Town – As earlier reported, Lifetime is working on a biopic on Britney Spears.
The movie is set to tell the "tumultuous true story" of her life focusing on her relationship with Justin Timberlake, her brief marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander, her divorce from Kevin Federline and her broken engagement with Jason Trawick.
The pop star in turn hit back at the network slamming the film, saying she has not contributed to it and has not given it her blessing. (Read more here)
But this hasn't dampened the production of the film and the first stills of the movie have just been released.
And it looks a hot mess. (sorry, not sorry)
Here’s Australian actress, Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears.
And here’s Nathan Keyes as Justin Timberlake.
For good measure here's N'Sync played by Zac Vran as JC Chasez, Matt Visser as Joey Fatone, Connor Paton as Lance Bass, and Frankie Cena as Chris Kirkpatrick.
And what would a Britney tale be without the courting and her marriage to Kevin Federline played by Clayton Chitty.
Fans, celebrities and almost everyone had something to say about the upcoming flick, and it wasn't pretty.
These first stills from the upcoming Britney Spears Lifetime biopic are, to be frank, a hate crime. pic.twitter.com/BkfyA3t9l5— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) December 1, 2016
absolutely dying that this is supposed to be britney and kevin from lifetime's britney spears biopic. I CANNOT WAIT. pic.twitter.com/RhzxriQqn2— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 1, 2016
I know Britney had some rough times, but the casting for her Lifetime movie is a travesty. pic.twitter.com/aoTALTR1t3— Patricia Garcia (@pgarcialujan) December 2, 2016
I'm beginning to suspect that Lifetime sets out to make awful biopics. This Britney Spears one literally looks like a parody movie.— Meagan Wilcox (@meagan_wilcox) December 5, 2016
BRUH! Lifetime is TRIPPIN with this Nsync cast. Ol boy on the left is Howie from BSB. pic.twitter.com/aQeA3Q1qRn— Alicia // Yori (@AnAmazingFeat) December 1, 2016
(Photos: Lifetime/Jenna Berman/Katie Yu)