Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams has signed on to narrate Britney Spears’ highly anticipated memoir.
Back in July, the pop icon surprised fans when she announced the release date of her tell-all book The Woman In Me – which is set to be released under the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books.
“It’s coming… My story. On my terms. At last. Are you ready?” she revealed in a video on her Instagram.
Over the last few weeks, the ‘Me Against The Music’ talent has opened up about what fans can expect from the release, including new details regarding its audiobook counterpart.
In a recent statement to PEOPLE, Spears revealed that she would only be narrating the introduction portion of the book.
“This book has been a labor of love and all the emotions that come with it. Reliving everything has been exciting, heart-wrenching, and emotional, to say the least,” she explained. “For those reasons, I will only be reading a small part of my audiobook.”
While Spears is set to take a backseat for the audiobook recording, she did reveal that Williams would be stepping in as its overall narrator.
“I am so grateful to the amazing Michelle Williams for reading the rest of it,” she added.
In an additional statement to the publication, the Brokeback Mountain star showed support for the pop legend, stating: “I stand with Britney.”
— Britney Spears 🌹🚀 (@britneyspears) October 13, 2023
Shortly after the news was announced, fans flocked to X (formerly known as Twitter) to shower Spears and Williams with support.
One fan wrote: “Thank you, Britney, for sharing your story! The reasons for you not to read your book yourself are logical and valid, so going a little extra mile and record and intro yourself is much appreciated!”
Another user commented: “Thank you, Michelle! We support you Britney, we love you!”
Described as “a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope,” The Woman In Me will presumably share unknown details about Britney’s widely-publicised conservatorship, which was terminated in November 2021 after 13 years.
A press release from Gallery Books states that the memoir will reveal “for the first time her incredible journey (and) strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history.”
Additionally, the highly anticipated book is set to “illuminate the enduring power of music and love — and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms.”
“Britney’s compelling testimony in open court shook the world, changed laws, and showed her inspiring strength and bravery,” said Gallery Books Senior Vice President and Publisher Jennifer Bergstrom in a statement.
“I have no doubt her memoir will have a similar impact — and will be the publishing event of the year. We couldn’t be more proud to help her share her story at last.”
The Woman in Me, is set to hit book stands on 24 October.