Britney Spears lands movie deal for feminist fairy tale musical

Britney Spears performing.

Before it even hits Broadway, the Britney Spears jukebox musical Once Upon a One More Time is already heading to the big screen.

Sony Pictures won an auction to the movie rights of the musical, according to Deadline.

Once Upon A One More Time was only announced last month. It’s a feminist fairy tale with an original plot, set to the music of Britney Spears.

The musical sees classic princesses such as Snow White and Cinderella starting a book club and discovering feminism.

The synopsis for the musical reads: ‘Once Upon a Time … Cinderella, Snow White, and the other fairytale princesses gather for their book club, when — oh, baby, baby! — a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, spurring a royal revelation.’

Betty Friedan’s famous book helped spark the second wave of feminism in 1963.

John Davis’ Davis Entertainment is producing the film along with Spears and her manager Larry Rudolph.

The musical, meanwhile, premieres this fall at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. It will begin on 29 October before the official opening on 13 November. The show will then run until 1 December, one day before Spears’s 38th birthday.

It opens on Broadway next year.

Her reaction

Spears gave the musical her blessing after seeing a workshop version.

‘I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs — especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore,’ she said in a statement.

The show will be directed by Rock of Ages’ Kristin Hangii and features a book by Jon Hartmere. Moreover, YouTube stars and married couple Keone and Mari Madrid will choreograph.

Casting and the rest of the creative team will be announced soon.

News of the musical came months after Britney canceled her Vegas residency due to her father’s ailing health, which has prompted numerous theories.

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Britney Spears feminist musical with fairy tale plot to debut this fall

Britney Spears performing.

A musical featuring the songs of Britney Spears is set to premiere in Chicago later this year.

The show, titled Once Upon A One More Time, will include Britney’s best bangers.

If you’re expecting a musical on Spears’s life, however, you need to think again.

The show will, in fact, use her songs to fit an original plot. Said plot will offer a feminist take on some of the most classic fairy tales, such as Cinderella and Snow White.

Discovering The Feminine Mystique

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it will focus on a group of princesses starting a royal book club and challenging the idea of femininity thanks to a fairy godmother.

The synopsis reads: ‘Once Upon a Time … Cinderella, Snow White, and the other fairytale princesses gather for their book club, when — oh, baby, baby! — a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, spurring a royal revelation.’

The Feminine Mystique is the book by Betty Friedan which is said to have sparked the second-wave feminism. How will Work Bitch be interlaced into all of that?

When will it premiere?

The musical is scheduled to have its pre-Broadway debut this fall at the James M. Nederlander Theatre.

Performances will begin on 29 October before the official opening on 13 November. The show will then run until 1 December, one day before Spears’s 38th birthday.

The princess of pop herself gave the show her blessing after she caught a workshop performance of Once Upon A One More Time last year in New York.

‘I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs — especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore,’ Britney said in a statement.

‘This is a dream come true for me!’

The show will be directed by Rock of Ages Kristin Hangii and features a book by Jon Hartmere. Moreover, YouTube stars and married couple Keone and Mari Madrid will choreograph.

Casting and the rest of the creative team will be announced soon.

News of the musical came months after Britney canceled her Vegas residency due to her father’s ailing health.

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