UPDATE 12/10/15: Here are 2 first-look photos from Lifetime’s upcoming Toni Braxton telepic, “Unbreak My Heart,” which stars newcomer Lex Scott Davis (“The Exes”), and will premiere on Saturday, January 23 at 8pm ET/PT.
The first photo (above) is from the film, featuring Davis in character as Braxton; and the second (below) is a cast photo, with the real Toni Braxton in the middle, and the actresses who are playing her sisters in the movie (see caption for their names and the sisters each plays).
Underneath, you’ll find the original announcement of the project.
Lifetime has announced that its next Original Movie, “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart,” starring newcomer Lex Scott Davis (“The Exes”), will premiere on Saturday, January 23 at 8pm ET/PT.
Toni Braxton executive produces the two-hour film, which is based on her popular memoir “Unbreak My Heart.” Immediately following the movie, Lifetime premieres the special, “Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton” at 10pm ET/PT.
“Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” follows the singer’s journey from her discovery by mega producers L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, to her battle with Lupus. The movie also delves into how she made it through her public divorce all while navigating her son’s autism and family struggles.
Directed by Vondie Curtis Hall (he also directed the previous Lifetime Original Movie, “Abducted: The Carlina White Story”) the script was penned by Susan McMartin (“Two and a Half Men”).
“Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” is produced by Link Entertainment. Braxton, Craig Baumgarten, Erik Kritzer and Marcus Grant serve as executive producers. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds produces.
The after-movie special, “Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton,” will feature interviews with Toni and her family, L.A. Reid, Babyface, record producer David Foster and songwriter Diane Warren, to tell the story of her childhood, meteoric rise to fame, financial and health struggles and ultimate triumph over adversity.