Toni Braxton proved a ratings draw for Lifetime last year when her biopic ‘Unbreak My Heart’ commanded a colossal audience.
It’s little surprise then that the Grammy winning singer has re-teamed with the network for another project.
Head below for details…
According to Deadline, the diva has signed on to star in and exec produce ‘Faith Under Fire.’ A flick based on the book ‘Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage and Compassion in Crisis’ by Tuff and Alex Tresniowski.
So what’s it about?
Braxton plays Antoinette Tuff, the struggling single mom from Georgia who is hailed as hero for convincing a deranged gunman who stormed an elementary school to surrender.
The film will play out the moments that led to his standing down and the integral role Antoinette played.
As the school went into lockdown, she was left alone with gunman Trevor, who repeatedly threatened to kill everyone. Showing enormous courage and empathy, along with nerves of steel, Antoinette convinced Trevor to surrender by using her own life struggles to connect with him.
Yaya DaCosta, who played the lead role in Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ biopic, also stars.
We’re still salivating for new music from Braxton, especially after that slay that was her 2014 joint album with Babyface. But, at the same time, we also appreciate the necessity for artists – both new and established – to have a diverse portfolio of projects on the go.
Times have changed, as has the meaning of success. Thankfully, “winning” now takes on many forms. Including exec producing and starring in a flick like this [see: taking home two checks]. Ca-ching!