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Toni Braxton To Star In & Executive Produce New Lifetime Movie ‘Faith Under Fire’

Published: Saturday 29th Jul 2017 by Sam

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.

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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!

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  1. Carlitos July 29, 2017

    Toni! Toni! Toni! You go, girl!

  2. Jasmine July 29, 2017

    I would rather hear new music or both new music and a movie.

  3. truthteller July 29, 2017

    I was interested until I read it was a Lifetime movie. It’s a shame Toni didn’t try breaking into acting when she was at her peak

    • Jasmine July 29, 2017

      She did though. She was in Kingdom Come and a few other movies. She is also the first African-American Belle in the Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast. She also did Aida on Broadway. I think the problem for Toni was that Hollywood had / has a very small number of roles for blacks in hollywood. Halle Berry was popular during Toni’s prime for the black “pretty girl” roles and now even Halle has been reduced to television shows / films instead of movies.

      • …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 30, 2017

        Btch …halle is an a list celebrity….don’t ever reduce her name the way u did….her name still rings bells in Hollywood and Denzel Washington

      • Jasmine July 30, 2017

        B|itch if you want to live 20 years in the past that is on you but dont come for md because i am current and you are late. Halle dod indeed do the cancelled show Extent recently. She is also on the decline. Imdb has the data to back up what i wrote b|itch so do not come for me ever. Go f|uck a sick d|ick miserable f**.

      • Jasmine July 30, 2017

        B|itch if you want to live 20 years in the past that is on you but dont come for me because i am current and you are late. Halle did indeed do the cancelled show Extent recently. She is also on the decline. IMDB has the data to back up what i wrote b|itch so do not come for me ever. Go f|uck a sick d|ick miserable f|ag.

      • …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 30, 2017

        You posted twice you must stutter….HALLE BERRY..NEVER WENT BANKRUPT. ..toni did from fuckn up her image ..period..

      • Jasmine July 30, 2017

        I don’t care if Toni filed bankruptcy 50 times she will always have millions in her account and talent behind her while your miserablr punk a|ss stays in the gutter full of hate and envy at everyone. Why are you so mean and hateful? Do you think it is fair for yiu to take your life frustrations out on others?

  4. …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 29, 2017

    I wish toni luck….let a fan tell you why she fell off…yes I paid for her album and saw her live…..,.when she put weave in her hair and ruined her signature look…..is what did it….now she tryna get that look back its too late. Just like halle knew what her gold was

    • Carlitos July 29, 2017

      TF?????!!!!!!!

    • Tanya July 29, 2017

      Toni don’t need your luck everything she touch is gold. It obvious you lack basis understanding her last lifetime movie ….high ratings and her last Grammy was 2015 so continue to play dumb you basic b******.

      • …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 29, 2017

        She needs all the luck she can get…. you seem angry a former fan is telling her where she fell off….again. She should not have ruined her signature look …he wasn’t man enough hair was the start of the down fall.,……hall berry know what was her gold itwas her short hair beauty,… and btw fuc you your riding off my comment

      • …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 29, 2017

        Toni same new flop who went bankrupt so stfu.

    • Jasmine July 29, 2017

      You are about 25 years too late with that comment…”when she put weave in her hair and ruined her signature look…..is what did it.” She put weave in back in 1996 and it got her grammys and numerous awards. It is not the weave that was the problem. After all her real fans know that she had long hair before her debut album came out when she was in the Braxtons. The real problem is her health. I love Toni and I wish her all the best. It is not her fault she has lupus. It limits her ability to tour, etc. Now that she is a legend I think she has already received numerous accolades and I am appreciative of any new music she puts out. I don’t care if it flops or not because I don’t see any women her age putting out music that is topping the charts (Celine, Mariah, Mary, etc). I enjoy her old hits the same way I enjoy Anita Baker’s old hits and whenever they put out an album I always listen to it and buy it.

      • …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 30, 2017

        she is now back with her old short hair image.. bey cut her hair but bey knows what her gold is long caramel locks ..image is everything. In this business

      • Jasmine July 30, 2017

        You sound like a bitter f|ag. Did your man give you the monster with his sick d|ick? B|itch we all love Beyonce so stop your insecure need to bring her name up on every post. Truth is that most of the black female cekebs have short hair and wear extensions and wigs so stop writing about stuff uou have no clue on.

      • …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 30, 2017

        cekebs. …you mean celebs..,,Learn how to spell…ill let your dumb ass get the last word about toni. f ucking up her hair..go ahead…..hahahaha..hahahaha.

  5. steve July 30, 2017

    New music please. Would love to see the movie though but new music was supposed to come this year. I guess that’s why BFV is filming, probably it’s an album that suites fall/ winter release.

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