What—is Britney Spears really in Vancouver? And Kate Winslet? Idris Elba? Charlize Theron? Is it true? Is it just gossip?
If you want the answers, read on, fangirls and fanboys.
Well, to start off, it’s not exactly Britney Spears, bitch. But it’s a reasonable facsimile.
The Lifetime TV movie about the American pop princess Britney will be directed by Leslie Libman and it starts shooting in Vancouver today (September 19).
Australia’s Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!) was enough to snag the lead role as the singer. Talk about lucky. But, as they say, she better work.
The movie will chronicle Spears’ crazy shot to stardom, her toxic fall from grace, and her return to form as a stronger individual.
It’ll also delve into Spears’ relationships with Justin Timberlake, Jason Alexander, and Kevin Federline (remember him? No? Neither do we).
Unfortunately, viewers who want a piece of this biopic will have to wait it’s broadcast in 2017.
As previously mentioned, the sci-fi series Mech-X4 also starts shooting today (September 19), directed by Zach Lipovsky.
The next day, Jason Reitman’s Tully kicks into production on Wednesday (September 21).
Speaking of big-name productions on the horizon, two big stars are coming our way, determined to overcome any obstacles between them.
Kate Winslet and Idris Elba are slated to star in the romantic drama The Mountain Between Us.
It’s based on Charles Martin’s 2010 novel about a surgeon and a woman who are forced to depend on each other after they survive a plane crash in the wilderness.
As they struggle to find their way back to civilization, they fall in love.
It doesn’t start shooting here until December 1 and continues until February 17 so you’ve got plenty of time to get ready for it.
As previously mentioned, some other productions have wrapped up.
The alternate history series The Man in the High Castle, which explores what might have been had the Axis powers won the Second World War, ends its second season of production on Thursday (September 22).
Similarly, Live Like Line, starring Helen Hunt, also wrapped on September 13.
In the inspirational sports drama based on a true story, Hunt portrays a high-school volleyball coach who leads her team to the state championships after the death of their star player.
But as always, there are more productions starting up so keep checking back with us to find out who’s in town here in Hollywood North.