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Foot in the 'Door'

Britney Spears plans next movie role. She'll produce and star in ''Door to Door,'' about a small-town girl who becomes famous

At long last, patient fans of Britney Spears' acting will get to see her star in a movie. She's settled on a follow-up to her 2002 debut in ''Crossroads,'' Variety reports. She'll produce and star in ''Door to Door,'' a story about a small-town girl who becomes famous. (Well, that shouldn't be too much of a stretch.) It's based on a novel written by Tobi Tobin and published, aptly, by MTV Books.

In the book, the teenage heroine leaves Michigan for Hollywood to become an actress. She dates a movie star, who gets her a job working the door at a top nightspot, a job that helps her meet even more famous people, who open more doors for her. Guess that's where the title comes from.

Spears has been attached to a number of movie projects since ''Crossroads,'' though development on her NASCAR-themed movie seems to have stalled, and it's unclear whether she'll still get to squeeze into a pair of Daisy Dukes for a big-screen version of ''The Dukes of Hazzard.'' She's also rumored to be among the potential costars of Tim Allen in the comedy ''In the Pink,'' where he'll play the lone man among a team of cosmetics saleswomen who sell makeup, um, door to door.

Originally posted Jan 22, 2004