After getting a lukewarm response to their Aaliyah biopic last year and receiving mixed reviews on their Whitney Houston film, Lifetime is ready to take another stab at it by rolling-out their new ‘Unbreak My Heart’ biopic centering around the life and career of songbird Toni Braxton. The movie is set to tell the tale of her meteoric rise in the entertainment industry that was plagued with financial issues, and will also focus on her divorce and ongoing battle with Lupus..
Lifetime’s Original Movie, “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart,” starring newcomer Lex Scott Davis (“The Exes”) as the seven-time Grammy Award-winning R&B icon, premieres 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.
The movie 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. “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” chronicles the untold measures the wildly talented artist took to make herself and her family whole again, becoming a global inspiration. -Lifetime