Netflix announced on Monday (Jan. 22) that Britney Spears‘ 2002 coming-of-age roadtrip dramedy Crossroads will make its streaming debut next month. “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 said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to announce that Crossroads will finally be available on Netflix — GLOBALLY — starting February 15.”
The date is not a coincidence, as it is the very same day that the movie premiered in 2002 marking the former Mickey Mouse Club star and “Baby One More Time” singer’s big screen debut at a time when Spears was one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. Spears played Lucy in the film that also starred Zoë Saldana and Taryn Manning as her two besties and road trip pals, as well as Dan Akroyd, Beverly Johnson and Kim Cattrall.
Crossroads was back in theaters for a limited run on Oct. 23 and 25 of last year to coincide with the release of Spears’ best-selling memoir, The Woman in Me. Written by Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) and directed by Tamra Davis (CB4) was returned to theaters in 24 countries with bonus features that included sing-alongs to two of Spears’ songs from the film.
The movie based on a story idea from Spears tells the tale of three estranged childhood friends (Spears, Manning, Saldaña) who reunite on the night of their high school graduation to dig up their “wish box” and set off on an adventure-filled, cross-country road trip that rekindles their friendship.
Spears recently shared a brief teaser on her socials promising that “something’s coming” while “…Baby One More Time” played in the background. Spears’ debut hit is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, though earlier this month the singer clarified that she has no plans to release any new music. “Just so we’re clear most of the news is trash,” she wrote in a lengthy caption on Instagram. “They keep saying I’m turning to random people to do a new album … I will never return to the music industry !!!”
See the Netflix announcement below.