In February of 2019, former NSYNC member Lance Bass let it slip that he was producing a film about two girls who followed the boy band on their final tour in 2001. He told Variety that the film is based on a “really fun” true story, and as of yesterday, February 13th, the project has been picked up by TriStar Pictures. Prepare your high-pitched shrieks because it looks like the NSYNC movie is a go.
The plot follows a pair of best friends who followed NSYNC—Bass, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick—on their final tour across the U.S. in a Winnebago motor home they won on The Price Is Right. At the time, in 2001, the friends’ trip was covered on a Carson Daly-hosted TV special.
Variety notes that the project was pitched as “Girls Trip meets Pitch Perfect,” and we’re already picturing the mayhem and foolishness that will undoubtedly unfold.
The only sad news? On February 14th, Bass clarified that none of the actual members of NSYNC will star in the movie. However, if we get bops like “Tearin’ Up My Heart” and “Bye Bye Bye” on the soundtrack, we’ll forgive them for that part. In 2019, Bass did tell Variety that music would play a big role in the upcoming film. He even hinted that the project could be translated to Broadway depending on its success.
Bass will produce the untitled film alongside Cindy Cowan, who produced Robert De Niro’s Red Lights in 2012 and the 2017 documentary Miracle on 42nd Street. The film is still in the early stages of pre-production. Bass and Cowan are currently on the hunt for a screenwriter.
And even though it’s still very early on, Bass can rest assured that we have already committed to buying tickets to see the thing.