Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Toni Braxton Life Story Coming to Lifetime with Director Vondie Curtis Hall (Exclusive)


One of my favorite people is directing a movie about another beloved personality.

Actor Vondie Curtis Hall is directing “Unbreak My Heart: The Toni Braxton Story” for Lifetime. Coolness. Vondie is the “Chicago Hope” actor who also is featured in the “Daredevil” TV series and appears in the new movie “Experimenter.” Vondie’s directed a lot of TV, as well as Mariah Carey’s notorious “Glitter.” He’s married to director Kasi Lemmons.

Braxton’s movie is based on her autobiography. Her story has lot of triumphs and sadness including #1 hits and two personal bankruptcies. She had a recent comeback once again with an album of duets with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Her movie will feature Edmonds, LA Reid, Reid’s first wife Pebbles, and Braxton’s singing sisters.

No word yet on who will play Toni. Maybe she’ll play herself!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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