Netflix set to film documentary about Britney Spears to rival Hulu’s smash hit

Netflix is reportedly gearing up to film its very own documentary about Britney Spears.

The streaming giant is believed to have hired filmmaker Erin Lee Carr to direct the groundbreaking doc which is looking to rival Hulu's Framing Britney Spears that aired earlier this month.

Hulu's smash hit doc gained a lot of recognition worldwide for highlighting aspects of Britney's current life that many fans were in the dark about.

From her current conservatorship arrangement to the #FreeBritney movement, fans across the globe praised the documentary's transparency.

And now Netflix is looking to bring a notable contender to our screens, with the project reportedly already being underway, Bloomberg reports.

Daily Star has contacted Netflix and Britney Spears' reps for comment.

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Carr was approached by Netflix for this project after gaining recognition for her previous work.

Her previous credits include documentaries I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter and At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, among others.

Although it's unclear what Netflix's take on the documentary will focus on in particular, Britney's conservatorship is set to be a key factor.

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Since 2008, Britney's father Jamie Spears has been her legal conservator, meaning he has control of her finances as final say on a wide range of her personal life decisions.

Despite being unable to make major life choices, since being placed into the conservatorship, Britney has embarked on two world tours, a Las Vegas residency and released four albums.

Last year, Britney filed an application to the courts to remove Jamie from the position.

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However each of her appeals has been denied and Jamie remains as her co-conservator.

For years the Free Britney movement, which argues that she should be allowed to be in charge of her own life without legal constraint, was seen by many as over-eager fans putting two and two together and making six.

But now, the online campaign has taken on a life of its own with a string of celebs including Miley Cyrus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and US host Andy Cohen all backing the campaign.

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