New Delhi: Britney Spears will write a roman a clef, a novel in which real persons or actual events figure under the disguise of fiction, in a book deal with It Books, The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday.
The pop star recently starred in a highly publicized trial with damaging and sometimes humiliating testimony from his self-styled manager that lifted the lid on the singer's controversial career and personal meltdown five years ago.
Sam Lutfi, the manager of the pop star for a brief period in 2007 and early 2008, had sued Spears' mother, Lynne Spears, for defaming him in her 2008 book 'Through the Storm.' Lynne Spears wrote that Lutfi controlled her daughter, cut her telephone lines and tried to cut the star off from her family.
Spears, 30, has since staged a comeback with world tours, hit albums and a new job as judge on Fox's TV talent show 'The X-Factor.' She did not attend the trial.
Spears is in talks with It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins and would pen a story that would incorporate fictionalized versions of her own experiences, much like Lauren Conrad's 2009 New York Times bestseller LA Candy, which was about a girl who moves to Los Angeles and becomes the star of a reality show, THR reported.
There is no word yet on when the book may be released, but THR said the advance is likely to be substantial, THR said.