Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart is a new Lifetime movie that is slated to air tonight. The long awaited biographical music film will detail the life of Toni Braxton and will expose all of the highs and lows of stardom that the popular singer has endured. The Lifetime movie is most likely based on the book Toni Braxton authored about her own life, which is entitled Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir.
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart is written by Susan McMartin and directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall. The cast of this gripping tv movie stars, Lex Scott Davis as Toni Braxton, Debbi Morgan as Evelyn Braxton, Skye P. Marshall as Towanda Braxton, Tiffany Hines as Tamar Braxton, Cortney Scott Wright as Traci Braxton, and LaToya Franklyn as Trina Braxton. It also stars Andre Hall as Keri Lewis, Gavin Houston as Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds, Greg Davis Jr. as LA Reid, Doron Bell as Scott Rhodes, and Celeste Sullivan as Pebbles, according to Indie Wire.
Movie Synopsis–Toni Braxton Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart follows the life of a rising star, a preacher’s daughter whose strict upbringing forbids her from using makeup, wearing revealing clothing, or singing anything other than spiritual songs. But Toni’s life is about to change when she is offered the chance of a lifetime, a life filled with beautiful homes, lavish gowns, and the opportunity to do what she loves in front of millions—-become a Hollywood r&b singer. Convincing her family that it’s all for the best, it doesn’t take long before Toni’s first single takes the world by storm—launching her into success. Soon, the Grammy-Award winning singer is living a life that most can only dream of. However, underneath that sheen of glamour lurks a tumultuous series of events that will threaten her finances, her sanity, and her life. Will she be able to rise above it all and survive—gaining back her dignity and strength, while showing the world what it takes to make a true comeback?
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart is heartfelt account of the life of one of America’s greatest talents. And judging by the movie’s trailer, Lifetime has done a wonderful job of tapping into the pain and heartache that served as a backdrop for Toni Braxton’s life at that time. In addition to her rise to fame, fans and TV viewers can expect Lifetime’s Unbreak My Heart to touch on how the singer blew through $50 million dollars after selling millions of records, causing her to file for bankruptcy twice and receive a mild tongue lashing from Oprah Winfrey for not watching her spending. In fact, the situation was so bad financially, that Toni Braxton was almost desperate enough to pose nude for Playboy, she once stated in an interview.
Toni Braxton’s collapse on stage from micro vascular angina and lupus, which almost caused her to stop singing for good, will also make the cut for Lifetime’s latest biopic. And Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart won’t be complete without dramatizing her husband’s cheating scandal and the heartbreak, divorce, and depression that followed.
True Toni Braxton fans have kept up with her career over the years, including her hit reality show, Braxton Family Values, on We TV. And watching Lifetime’s Unbreak My Heart will remind us even more why we love Toni Braxton so much. It is also sure to stimulate a desire to hear all those love songs that have made us swoon, since the early 1990’s. Do you remember these?
From Toni Braxton’s Discography
1993’s “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” and 1996’s “You’re Makin’ Me High,” and “Let It Flow.”
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, a title inspired by the song by the same name, will air on the Lifetime channel on Saturday, January 23rd at 8 p.m. It is produced by LINK Entertainment with Craig Baumgarten, Marcus T. Grant, Shawn Williamson, and Erik Kritzer executive producing. To discuss the movie after the premiere, use hashtags #ToniBraxtonMovie and #UnbreakMyHeart. Check out some other biopics Lifetime has released recently—Unauthorized Melrose Place and Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart Lifetime movie trailer
Toni Braxton’s Oprah Interview
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