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.
“Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” also stars Debbi Morgan (“Power,” “All My Children”) as Braxton’s mother Evelyn; Gavin Houston (“Guiding Light”) as Babyface, Cortney Scott Wright as Traci Braxton, Skye P. Marshall (“Public Morals”) as Towanda Braxton, LaToya Franklyn (“Subways”) as Trina Braxton and Tiffany Hines (“Devious Maids”) as Tamar Braxton.
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.
“Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” is produced by Link Entertainment. Braxton, Craig Baumgarten (“Twist of Faith”), Erik Kritzer (“The Runaround”) and Marcus Grant serve as executive producers. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds produces.Vondie Curtis Hall (“Abducted: The Carlina White Story”) directs from a script written by Susan McMartin (“Mom,” “Two and a Half Men”).
“Beyond The Headlines: Toni Braxton” features 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.