Although the teaser does not include any other information about the film, hours after its release, Carr confirmed to Hollywood journalist that she realized and produced it. His team includes acclaimed documentary filmmakers Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan of Story Syndicate, who produced alongside Amy Herdy (Allen vs. Farrow) and Jenny Eliscu, with producer credits going to Carr, Sarah Gibson (Heart of Gold: Into the Gymnastics Scandal in the United States) and Kate Barry.
News of the project comes during a busy month for the global pop superstar. She recently revealed on Instagram that she was engaged to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari only to let him know she was taking a social media hiatus. It ended with a brief respite as the 39-year-old returned to the post within a week. Meanwhile, his guardianship case is due to return to court on September 29 when the fate of the 13-year-old arrangement could be decided.
Spears has repeatedly expressed a wish to see his father, Jamie Spears, removed from trusteeship, and his recently installed personal attorney, outstanding litigator Mathew Rosengart, has acted swiftly on his behalf. For his part, Jamie Spears filed a response to the petition last month in which he agreed, through his lawyer, to step down. “Mr. Spears intends to work with the court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservative,” wrote Jamie Spears attorney Vivian Thoreen.
Carr comes to Project Spears after previously working with Netflix on How to fix a drug scandal and with HBO on I love you, now I’m dying: The Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter, two documentaries that saw her navigate the legal system, courtrooms and sensitive topics. She is also well known as the author of the memoirs All you leave behind and as the daughter of the late journalist and author David Carr.
Public fascination with Britney’s roller coaster story – and the whirlwind surrounding the #FreeBritney movement – has grown significantly since Hulu’s release Coaching Britney Spears debuted in February, a doc produced in collaboration with FX as part of his The New York Times presents series.
This article was originally published by Hollywood journalist.