We’re still a few months away from the release of Lifetime’s Britney Spears biopic, but the network has now revealed the rest of the cast, including who will portray Justin Timberlake. While Spears’ relationship with the former *NSYNC member was short-lived, the relationship played a big role in both of their careers.
Timberlake will be played by Nathan Keyes in the movie and while it’s uncertain what will unfold in the film, an actor for Wade Robson (Markian Tarasiuk) — the backup dancer who Spears may have cheated on TImberlake with — has been cast.
According to rumors, in 2002, just hours before the two were scheduled to perform on “Saturday Night Live,” Timberlake found a love note from Robson to Spears in her dressing room. This led Timberlake to end the relationship. Following the breakup, the “Cry Me a River” singer reportedly started a relationship with Channing Tatum’s now-wife, Jenna Dewan, who will be portrayed by Tamara Thorsen.
The three-year relationship will surely play a big part in the biopic, so before it airs, here’s everything you need to know about actor Nathan Keyes, plus your first look at his as Timberlake.
1. He’s Best Known For His Role In “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”
In the 2009 TV film, Keyes played Kevin Levin, an enemy of Ben who eventually became an ally.
2. He Was Once In A Music Group
It’s fitting that Keyes will play Justin Timberlake, because when the actor was younger, he was in a music group himself. Back when he was going by his given name of Nathan Gumke, the then-16-year-old was in a group called As 1. The group was fairly popular in central Pennsylvania.
3. He Worked As A Graphic Designer
In 2004, Keyes moved to Los Angeles and began working as a graphic designer, making CD covers and taking photographs for albums. While living in Los Angeles, Keyes worked with an acting coach.
4. He Had A Recurring Role On An ABC Family Show
In 2006, Keyes landed a recurring role on ABC Family’s “Three Moons Over Milford” as Jonah. Unfortunately for Keyes, the show only lasted for eight episodes.