Zoë Saldana is back at a crossroads…
Britney Spears’ first film Crossroads, which co-starred the 45-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American actress, is headed to Netflix.
The film hasn’t been on streaming platforms or available from digital retailers since its release.
Crossroads features Spears as “Lucy,” a character who reunites with her childhood best friends Kit (Saldana) and Mimi (Taryn Manning). A cross-country road trip ensues with Mimi’s friend Ben (Anson Mount).
The film was written by Shonda Rhimes.
It returned to theaters last year for two nights in October to coincide with the release of Spears’ memoir, The Woman in Me.
Director Tamra Davis said at that time, “I recently rewatched Crossroads and was so enthralled with the time capsule of nostalgia that this incredible ensemble cast brings to the screen. Britney is absolutely breathtaking to watch, and Shonda is showing us her early expertise in writing complicated female characters.”
Netflix announced the news on social media. “The first movie to ever star the one and only Britney Spears has never been available on streaming… but that’s about to change!” the streamer wrote. “We’re thrilled to announce that Crossroads will finally be available on Netflix — GLOBALLY — starting February 15.”
Crossroads also stars Kim Cattrall, Justin Long, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lynn Spears, who plays the younger version of her sister Britney’s character.