Sunday, December 20, 2015

'Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart' Movie Will Feature Debbi Morgan as Toni's Mother, Gavin Houston as "Babyface" Edmonds

(L to R) Skye P. Marshall, LaToya Franklin, Lex Scott Davis, Debbi Morgan,
Courtney Scott Wright and Tiffany Hines star in Toni Braxton: Unbreak My
, premiering Saturday, January 23rd at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime. Photo
by Kailey Schwerman Copyright 2015
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart premieres Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime, and features a pair of daytime soap opera alums in key roles. All My Children legend Debbi Morgan, who starred as Dr. Angie Hubbard for years, will be playing Braxton's mother Evelyn. Gavin Houston, one of the actors to play Remy Boudreau on Guiding Light, plays Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Lex Scott Davis takes on the lead role as the seven-time Grammy Award-winning R&B icon.

Toni Braxton executive produces the two-hour film, which is based on her popular memoir "Unbreak My Heart." Immediately following the movie, Lifetime premieres the special, Beyond The Headlines: Toni Braxton at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Gavin Houston plays Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart follows the singer’s journey from her discovery by mega producers L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, to her battle with Lupus. The movie also delves into how she made it through her public divorce all while navigating her son's autism and family struggles. Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart chronicles the untold measures the wildly talented artist took to make herself and her family whole again, becoming a global inspiration.

The movie is produced by Link Entertainment. Braxton, Craig Baumgarten, Erik Kritzer and Marcus Grant serve as executive producers. Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds produces. Vondie Curtis Hall (Abducted: The Carlina White Story) directs from a script written by Susan McMartin (Mom, Two and a Half Men).

Beyond The Headlines: Toni Braxton features interviews with Toni and her family, L.A. Reid, Babyface, record producer David Foster and songwriter Diane Warren, to tell the story of her childhood, meteoric rise to fame, financial and health struggles and ultimate triumph over adversity.

Watch a sneak peek of the film below.

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