Lifetime has announced the full cast for singer Toni Braxton’s memoir-based biopic. As previously reported, the movie network is preparing to film an original movie, “Un-Break My Heart,” based on the popular memoir of the same name, about the life of the Grammy-winning recording artist. Braxton is even said to be guest starring in the film, with Vondie Curtis Hall (“Abducted: The Carlina White Story”) set to direct.
The “authorized life story” will unspool the tale of the 47-year-old who has battled lupus, faced financial woes and divorce while raising a son with autism. The network bills the made-for-TV movie as “the never-before-told story of the measures Braxton took to make herself and her family whole again, serving as an inspiration to people around the world,” reports Deadline.
On board as Braxton’s mother Evelyn is Debbi Morgan (“Power”) while Gavin Houston (“Guiding Light”) will play her producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Cortney Scott Wright, Skye P. Marshall (“Public Morals”) and LaToya Franklyn (“Subways”) have also been cast as Braxton’s sisters and fellow singers, Traci, Towanda and Trina Braxton. It was previously announced that Tiffany Hines (“Devious Maids”) will play Tamar Braxton, and Lex Scott Davis would play Braxton herself.
Braxton is also among the executive producers of the film, in addition to Craig Baumgarten, executive producer of Lifetime’s “Twist of Faith,” an interfaith love story that she also starred in. Production is slated to begin later this year, with Susan McMartin (“Two and a Half Men”) penning the script. We’re totally here for this. Will you be tuning in?