Lifetime sets premiere date for Saturday, Jan. 23
Lifetime has released the first official photo of Lex Scott Davis in character as Toni Braxton for the upcoming Lifetime movie “Unbreak My Heart.”
The biopic will premiere Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. An hourlong special, “Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton,” featuring interviews with Braxton, her family and others, will air immediately following at 10 p.m.
Newcomer Davis plays the singer in the Lifetime original, and has one television credit to her name, playing a waitress in an episode of the TV Land sitcom “The Exes.” She was also a “featured extra” in “Straight Outta Compton.”
Based on Braxton’s 2014 memoir, “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” chronicles her divorce, financial difficulties and struggles with her son’s autism. The chart-topping singer will serve as executive producer and appear in the film.
The Lifetime Original Movie is produced by Link Entertainment. Braxton, Craig Baumgarten, Erik Kritzer and Marcus Grant serve as executive producers. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds also serves as a producer. Vondie Curtis Hall directed from a script by Susan McMartin.