Toni Braxton to Star in Lifetime Movie ‘Faith Under Fire’
Singer Toni Braxton is once again teaming up with the Lifetime channel. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Braxton Family Values star is set to executive-produce and star in their upcoming movie Faith Under Fire, the story of Antoinette Tuff and how she convinced a heavily armed gunman to give up after he stormed the Atlanta school where she worked as a bookkeeper.
Unbreak My Heart Ratings are Music to Lifetime’s Ears
Lifetime’s Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart biopic was a ratings winner for the network. According to published reports, the two-hour movie event drew just over 3.6 million viewers and averaged a 1.8 in demo. Nielson also revealed the biopic to be cable’s top-rated movie in key demos since the January 2015 premiere of Lifetime’s original movie Whitney, which drew 4.5 million viewers. Unbreak My Heart also dominated social media, securing an 18% share of all Twitter TV activity.
Lifetime has just unveiled the full cast for their upcoming Toni Braxton biopic Unbreak My Heart.
Comprised of mostly unknowns, fans will recognize few familiar faces outside of TV veteran Debbie Morgan who will take on the role of family matriarch, Evelyn Braxton.
Other cast additions include actress Skye P. Marshall, who will play Towanda Braxton, LaToya Franklyn, who will play Trina Braxton, Tiffany Hines, who will play Tamar Braxton, Cortney Scott Wright, who will play Traci Braxton, Lex Scott-Davis, who will play Toni Braxton and Gavin Houston, who surprisingly looks a lot like his character Kenneth Babyface Edmonds.
A Toni Braxton Lifetime Biopic is Reportedly in the Works
Are you guys ready for a Toni Braxton Lifetime biopic? Well ready or not the network is already planning to bring the Grammy-award winning singer’s life story to the small screen.
According to published reports, Unbreak My Heart: The Toni Braxton Story, is already in the works and has found a director in actor Vondie Curtis Hall. Both Toni and Vondie have worked with Lifetime in the past. Hall directed the network’s 2012 film Abducted: The Carlina White Story, while Toni starred in their 2013 film Twist of Faith.
Variety online has announced that Kim Porter, former girlfriend to Diddy and mother to 3 of his 5 children, is getting her own reality TV show. The Lifetime cable channel, whose programming primarily targets women, is set to start filming on the as yet untitled venture, this fall. Kim, who has dabbled in both modeling and acting in the past, reportedly moved to California after her her most recent breakup with Diddy, to once again pursue opportunities in those two fields. I’m not sure how extensive Kim’s modeling career was as I have never actually seen her work. However, her acting has been showcased in quite a few films, including 2001’s The Brothers, which starred Gabrielle Union, Tamala Jones, Tatyana Ali and Morris Chestnut.