(AllHipHop News) After Aaliyah Haughton and Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton is the next R&B star to have her life told through a movie on the Lifetime network. While Houston and Aaliyah passed well before their respective biopics were aired, Braxton was able to be directly involved in the making of Unbreak My Heart.
The 7-time Grammy winner served as executive producer on the film. Braxton played a role in selecting the actors and costumes, and she assisted in post-production duties. According to the “Un-Break My Heart” vocalist, the movie will be an authentic portrayal of her.
“People read the headlines and see the big captions, but no one reads the story. I’m hoping this will give them the back story,” Braxton told Billboard. “It’s therapeutic for me as well. There were some stories that I wanted to talk about and I wanted people to see my side of it. It’s a very honest movie for me.”
In 2014, Braxton collaborated with music legend Babyface for the #1 R&B album Love, Marriage & Divorce. She expects the partnership will continue, but fans can also expect an official follow-up to her 2010 LP Pulse.
“I’ll have something solo coming out this year,” revealed Braxton. “But Babyface and I are definitely going to do something else together again. We’re like Peaches & Herb, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. We’re just taking a little break.”
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart starring Lex Scott Davis is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.