The teen queen's label, Jive, will cofinance the $10 million budgeted feature

By Lori Reese
January 12, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
Britney Spears: Frank Micellota/Image Direct

Britney Spears has finally settled on a feature film for her acting debut. The $10 million budgeted movie, aptly — if not creatively — known as ”Untitled Britney Spears Project,” will be partly backed by the chart topper’s label, Jive Records, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Comedy vet Tamra Davis, who has directed such films as Adam Sandler’s ”Billy Madison” and Chris Rock’s ”CB4,” has been tapped to shepherd the picture.

The road trip tale is being described as a ”Boys on the Side” meets ”Duets.” It revolves around three young friends whose lives take different turns as they enter adolescence: One girl is a cheerleader, another a burnout, the third (Britney) a virtuous straight A student. While traveling across the country together, the three meet a young musician who convinces them to enter a talent contest in Los Angeles. Spears is likely to sing in the film. But the real question is: Can they get Huey Lewis?

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