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Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt & More Want To Bring Britney Spears’ Memoir To The Big Screen

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By Kristin Myers on November 13, 2023 at 9:00 AM EST

Pop star Britney Spears has celebrities lining up the block in order to bring her memoir, "The Woman In Me" to the big screen.

Celebrities like Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, and Shonda Rhimes have all been named as only a few of the celebrities vying for the rights to Britney's tell-all book in order to convert it into a physical medium.

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Britney Spears' Memoir Rights May Fetch 'Mid-Eight Figures' From Some BIG Hollywood Names

Britney Spears' memoir "The Woman In Me" became a New York Times bestseller and has sold over 1.1 million copies in the United States alone according to recent sales figures. Considering the success of her memoir, it only makes sense that some big names are vying for the rights to adapt Britney's book into a visual medium. According to The Ankler, some celebrities are willing to bid somewhere in the "mid-eight figures range" for the rights.

Coming off the success of "Barbie," many fans would be interested to see how Margot Robbie would adapt the pages of her memoir through her LuckyChap Productions company. Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment production company and Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine are also reportedly trying to win the rights to the book.

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Shonda Rhimes, through Shondaland Productions, is also looking to secure the rights to the book. In addition to bringing the hit series "Grey's Anatomy" and "Bridgerton" to life, Shonda has a more personal connection to Britney, as she wrote the screenplay for the 2002 film "Crossroads," which marked Britney's big acting debut.

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Britney Has Reportedly Rescheduled A Meeting With A 'Top Producer'

Now that she is free of her conservatorship, which lasted from February 2008 to November 2021, the "Toxic" singer will be calling most of the shots surrounding her new memoir. A source told the outlet that her team is looking to wait out the early release period of her book and no meetings have happened yet. In fact, one source revealed that the 41-year-old pop star has already rescheduled at least one meeting with a "top producer" in the past few weeks.

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A producer who previously worked with the Princess of Pop told the outlet that Britney "doesn't give a s--- who you are," adding, "She's always been that way. It's just Britney." However, producers are reported to be "extremely compassionate" given the vulnerability of Britney's stories and are waiting for her to be ready in order to try to secure the rights to bring her past into a visual medium.

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Last month, ahead of the release of her memoir, Britney told People magazine that she was relieved to finally be able to tell the story of her life on her own terms. "Over the past 15 years or even at the start of my career, I sat back while people spoke about me and told my story for me," she said. "After getting out of my conservatorship, I was finally free to tell my story without consequences from the people in charge of my life."

Britney Spears Shares Her 'Motive' For Writing 'The Woman In Me'

A few days before her memoir was released, the "Gimme More" singer insisted that she never meant to "offend" anyone with her book, noting that most of the events that she describes happened "20 years ago" and she has since "moved on."

“My book’s purpose was not to offend anyone by any means !!! That was me then …that is in the past !!!” she began. “I don’t like the headlines I am reading …that’s exactly why I quit the business 4 years ago !!! Most of the book is from 20 years ago … I have moved on and it’s a beautiful clean slate from here !!!”

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“I am here to establish it that way for the rest of my entire life !!!” she continued. “Either way, that is the last of it and s— happens !! This is actually a book didn’t know needed to be written … although some might be offended, it has given me closure on all things for a better future !!!”

“Hopefully I can enlighten people who feel particularly alone in most cases or hurt or misunderstood !!! Again, my motive for this book was not to harp on my past experiences which is what the press is doing and it’s dumb and silly !!!” she concluded. “I have moved on since then !! #TheWomaninMe.”

Britney Spears' memoir "The Woman In Me" was officially released on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

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