Lifetime has zeroed in on the subject matter for their next TV movie.
The female skewing network has given the green-light to Un-Break My Heart, a TV movie based on Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton’s memoir Un-Break My Heart, TVWise has learned.
Un-Break My Heart is described as “the authorized life story” of the Toni Braxton, who has fought through a severe chronic illness, financial troubles and divorce while navigating her son’s autism and family struggles. The drama tells 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.
Notably, at a time when Lifetime have been pursuing “unauthorised” biopics, Un-Break My Heart is being produced with the co-operation of Toni Braxton who will appear in the film and serve as an executive producer. Susan McMartin penned the script for the movie, which is being produced by Link Entertainment. Craig Baumgarten, Erik Kritzer and Marcus Grant will also serve as executive producers, while Abducted: The Carlina White Story helmer Vondie Curtis-Hall is attached to direct.
Un-Break My Heart is expected to enter production later this year for a 2016 premiere. Casting for the lead roles is presently underway.