Yesha Callahan

Here’s Your First Look At ‘Unbreak My Heart,’ Lifetime’s Toni Braxton Biopic

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Over the past few years, Lifetime has made a serious play for Black female viewers. Between novel adaptations like A Day Late and A Dollar Short, Sins of the Mother, and With This Ring, to biopics on Whitney Houston and Aaliyah, Lifetime TV is trying to give Black women what they want–quality programming. Now, the network is training its lens on Toni Braxton.

Borrowing its name from Braxton’s biggest hit, Unbreak My Heart follows the singer’s journey in the music business, beginning with her discovery by L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, to her battle with Lupus. The film also explores how Braxton has bounced back from stinging setbacks like her very public divorce, her son’s autism, her family’s drama, and her financial woes.

Unbreak My Heart was directed by veteran Vondie Curtis Hall and stars newcomer Lex Scott Davis.

Take a look at the first sneak peek below.

The film premieres January 23 at 8pm. Will you be watching?

  1. December 17, 2015 - Reply

    Lifetime is so cheesy

    • December 17, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      I feel you Sister.

  2. December 17, 2015 - Reply

    We shall see what the Toni Braxton biopic will turn out to be.

  3. December 17, 2015 - Reply

    Hopefully this is better than that terrible Aaliyah Lifetime movie.

    • December 18, 2015 - Reply

      @binks

      Me too Sister.

    • December 18, 2015 - Reply

      @binks

      The Whitney move was bad too I heard and the Aaliyah move was a disaster as well. Lifetime is just awful to me.

      • December 18, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        It was! I don’t know what is up with Lifetime wanting to do these biopics and behind the scenes movies of celebrities and television shows because they are never good.

        • December 19, 2015 - Reply

          @binks

          All I know is they are terrible and unwatchable.

      • December 18, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        The Aaliyah movie was worse than the Whitney movie (which was lackluster as well) too.

        RIP Aaliyah
        RIP Whitney Houston.

  4. December 19, 2015 - Reply

    I won’t be tuning in! They don’t give any thought to the casting or the storyline. If you are going to represent our black artists, at least put some effort into it.

    You don’t get my time when you put out a piss poor product.

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