Lifetime's Britney Spears biopic casts NSYNC
Here's the 2016 take on the boy band
*NSYNC finally reunited after years apart at the 2013 VMAs, and now, fans will get to see them together again on the small screen. Well, sort of.
Following last month’s casting of Nathan Keyes as Justin Timberlake in Lifetime’s Britney Spears biopic, EW has confirmed that Britney has cast the rest of Timberlake’s crew.
Joining Natasha Barrett as Spears and Keyes as Timberlake will be Zac Vran as JC Chasez, Matt Visser as Joey Fatone, Connor Paton as Lance Bass, and Frankie Cena as Chris Kirkpatrick.
The paths of the pop superstar and Timberlake crossed in the ’90s when they joined the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club. In the midst of achieving pop superstardom later that decade, Spears and Timberlake kicked off a romance that led to iconic red carpet appearances and years of gossip fodder. They ultimately broke up in a high-profile split that allegedly inspired Timberlake’s hit song “Cry Me a River.”
Britney is a career-spanning look inside Spears’ launch into stardom from her small Louisiana hometown, and all of the well-documented struggles along the way, according to Lifetime. Spears has not approved the project, and her rep previously told EW that the singer will not be contributing “in any way, shape or form… nor does it have her blessing.”
Also starring in the film are Clayton Chitty as Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline, Nicole Oliver as her mother Lynne Spears, Matthew Harrison as her father Jamie Spears, Tamara Thorsen as Jenna Dewan (Channing Tatum’s now-wife who was once linked to Timberlake), Peter Benson as longtime manager Larry Rudolph, Markian Tarasiuk as choreographer Wade Robson, and Kelly McCabe as Jason Alexander, Spears’ childhood friend to whom she was married for 55 hours in 2004.
See exclusive photos of (the fictional) *NSYNC below.
Matt Visser as Joey
Zac Vran as JC
Connor Paton as Lance
Frankie Cena as Chris