The last time Toni Braxton and Oprah Winfrey‘s names hit the headlines together it was due to the singer’s intriguing account of when the mogul chastised her during her talk-show days.
Fast forward a few months and it appears all is water under the bridge. For, it has been announced that Braxton is gearing up to star in a biopic on Winfrey’s OWN Network.
The ‘Unbreak My Heart’ belter has been tapped to play the lead in the movie adaptation of Pop star Darlene Love‘s life.
Executive produced by Morgan Neville and Love herself, ‘My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story’ serves as OWN‘s first scripted telepic.
Set to debut later this year, the film will center around Love’s long career in the music industry, chronicling her start as the key voice behind Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound hits from the 1960’s.
The project isn’t the first time Braxton has dabbled in acting; indeed, the Grammy winner has a number of hit Broadway runs under her belt – including ‘Aida’, ‘After Midnight’, and ‘Beauty & The Beast’. The diva also starred in Lifetime’s ‘Twist Of Faith’.
So much for that retirement, ay? And thank goodness for that. Toni remains one of the industry’s most pronounced talents. As such, it’s great to see her dipping her hands in as many pies as possible. For, beyond this film, she has an upcoming memoir due next month, more music, and of course a brand new season of ‘Braxton Family Values’ set to kick off later this year.
More power to her.