Britney spears in a Holocaust movie: what could possibly go wrong?

Britney Spears could be returning to film for the first time since “Crossroads” in 2002, for which she was given a Golden Raspberry award for worst actress of the year. She is said to be reviewing the script for “The Yellow Star of Sophia and Eton” a romantic tragedy partially set in the Holocaust.  As ...

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Singer Britney Spears speaks on stage at the 'Light of the Angels' Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at LA Live on December 4, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Britney Spears could be returning to film for the first time since "Crossroads" in 2002, for which she was given a Golden Raspberry award for worst actress of the year. She is said to be reviewing the script for "The Yellow Star of Sophia and Eton" a romantic tragedy partially set in the Holocaust. 

As Der Spiegel reports, not everyone is thrilled about the potential casting choice:

Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, has said she is horrified..."In films that deal with the Holocaust, the script should be carefully chosen and the cast picked with care," Knobloch told the German tabloid Bild. "It is reprehensible to combine the issue of the Holocaust with Britney Spears in an attempt to secure financing for the film 'The Yellow Star of Sophia and Eton.' Ethical considerations should have priority."

Britney Spears could be returning to film for the first time since “Crossroads” in 2002, for which she was given a Golden Raspberry award for worst actress of the year. She is said to be reviewing the script for “The Yellow Star of Sophia and Eton” a romantic tragedy partially set in the Holocaust. 

As Der Spiegel reports, not everyone is thrilled about the potential casting choice:

Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, has said she is horrified…”In films that deal with the Holocaust, the script should be carefully chosen and the cast picked with care,” Knobloch told the German tabloid Bild. “It is reprehensible to combine the issue of the Holocaust with Britney Spears in an attempt to secure financing for the film ‘The Yellow Star of Sophia and Eton.’ Ethical considerations should have priority.”

More on the film from Haaretz:

If she accepts the role, Spears will be taking on the title role of Sophia LaMont, a woman who invents a time machine and succeeds in traveling to the time of the Second World War. According to the script, LaMont ends up at a concentration camp and falls in love with a Jewish prisoner named Eton. However, the budding love story is cut short when both are killed by the Nazis.

Britney, time-travel, Nazis. What could they be worried about?

<p> Michael Wilkerson, a journalist and former Fulbright researcher in Uganda, is a graduate student in politics at Oxford University, where he is a Marshall Scholar. </p>

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