You can tack on Toni Braxton to the never-ending list of musical biopics to release in the coming months. Lifetime has been officially given the green light to produce the made-for-TV film, titled Unbreak My Heart.

The film will track the ups and downs of Braxton’s career, including musical success, chronic illnesses, and ongoing struggles with her family life. Interestingly enough, it’ll be directed by Braxton‘s Daredevil co-star, Vondie Curtis-Hall, whose sideline as a director of Lifetime original stories include Abducted: The Carlina White Story, and Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.

The singer herself will star and executive produce, the film, although there’s no word yet on who will play Braxton in her younger years (or Tamar).


The fact that Lifetime was actually approved for this film is entertaining in itself, in that the company has created plenty of controversy with “unauthorized” biopic movies in the past. Coming soon, look out for “The Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210 Story,” “The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story,” and even a flick about Charles Manson.