'Crossroads' is a 2002 comedy-drama road film directed by Tamra Davis and starring pop superstar Britney Spears. Written by Shonda Rhimes, the film tells the coming of age story of Lucy (Spears) and her childhood best friends Kit (Zoe Saldana) and Mimi (Taryn Manning) as they take a cross-country road trip, finding themselves and their friendship in the process. The film also stars Dan Aykroyd, Kim Cattrall, and Anson Mount.
The script was developed specifically for Spears by herself and her team. Filming began in March 2001, taking place in Spears' home state, Louisiana, as well as Los Angeles, California. The film was rated PG-13 in the United States due to sexual content and brief teen drinking. This film was the debut of pop singer Grammy-winner Britney Spears as an actress, and also starred Dan Aykroyd, Kim Cattrall, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Justin Long and Beverly Johnson.