First Look: Toni Braxton’s Lifetime Biopic ‘Unbreak My Heart’

Published: Monday 7th Dec 2015 by Sam
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Lifetime are revving up their their latest biopic. This time’s it’s the turn of iconic songstress Toni Braxton.

Aptly titled ‘Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart,’ the original made-for-TV movie now has an official debut date of Saturday, January 23 at 8pm ET/PT.

Newcomer Lex Scott Davis (‘The Exes’) has landed the role of the seven-time Grammy Award-winning R&B diva in the flick which follows the singer’s journey from her discovery by mega producers L.A. Reid and Babyface, to her battle with Lupus.

The two-hour movie, which is executive produced by Braxton, also chronicles how the songbird soared above her public divorce, while navigating her son’s autism and family struggles. It brings to life her well-selling memoir (also titled ‘Unbreak My Heart’), which hit retail last year.

To whet appetites, Lifetime have revealed a first look at the cast (above), as well as a closer sneak peek of Davis as Toni – which you can peep after the jump…

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Looking good!

The heavy involvement of Toni in all facets of the production should alleviate any worries about this veering anywhere near the dismal disaster of the Aaliyah biopic.

We envisage this continuing the solid footing set by the Whitney Houston offering that followed.

Roll on January!

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  1. The A-Team December 7, 2015

    Who they got playing tamar tho?

    • ~The Arcade~ December 7, 2015

      According to Daily Mail online, her name is Tiffany Hines.

  2. Lmfao_Hoe December 7, 2015

    Well at least Toni is here to keep their asses in check as accuracy like Tina Turner’s What Love Gotta Do With It, TLC CrazySexyCool, ect top of films.. unlike that Aaliyah and Whitney bipoics which didn’t do my faves no justice whatsoever.

  3. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 7, 2015

    I’m so done with people saying that the family has an issue with Tamar. She was with Trina on Thanksgiving cooking chitterlings like what normal sisters do, but of course they didn’t want to see that and comment on it.

  4. Faf December 7, 2015

    I know Tamar is like “SHADE!!!!l”
    “She cute but she’s not HER!!!!AHKAY”

    Lol I can’t wait to watch this

    They should be accurate since we see them every week

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 7, 2015

      Tamar is gonna be the main one talking during the premiere. Lol!

  5. Erik December 7, 2015

    I can not wait for this!!! Lifetime better do it RIGHT!…This woman has gone through to much for them to screw up a story like this one.

  6. Marc December 7, 2015

    WHITNEY’S BIOPIC was a MESS!!
    THESE CELEBRITES SHOULD “STOP” JUMPING FOR “A DOLLAR” to GET THEIR STORY TOLD!!!!! IF YOU’RE GONNA DO IT; DO IT RIGHT AND DO IT “GRAND”!!!! STOP SELLING YOURSELF CHEAP!!!
    THINK “BETTER” of YOURSELF!!!

  7. Shitterlins December 7, 2015

    I think Laverne C** should play Tamar

  8. RihYonce December 8, 2015

    Absolutely brilliant! Finally another quality biopic to go accompany other great ones like Crazy S*** Cool & what’s love got to do with it ! This one should be very interesting! You go Toni !

  9. cocobutta December 8, 2015

    Optimistic about this one. Maybe the best one since TLC.
    Whitney was tasteful but gaps all over.

    Glad Toni “THE” Braxton is overseeing this project

  10. Metzo December 8, 2015

    Im afraid nobody can play Toni. She is quite unique. N im not just speaking of her amazi by voice..

  11. #JACKIE December 8, 2015

    Blah. I wanna see a Destinys Child biopic.

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