Toni Braxton to Play Darlene Love in OWN Biopic


Toni Braxton continues to flex both her music and acting muscles–this time with the big O.

Oprah Winfrey has snagged the Grammy Award winner for My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story, a biopic about the legendary 60’s soul singer, set to air on OWN this December.

“Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’), ‘My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story’ features the story of one of the 1960’s iconic musical voices, Darlene Love. Love began cutting records for producer Phil Spector right out of high school, and went on to work with some of the greatest musical talents in history, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen,” says an official press release.
“Whether it was the wild parties Tom Jones used to throw, how Elvis came on to her backstage at his 1968 comeback special, or her love affair with Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers, Love holds nothing back as she recalls the exciting events that make up her life. This is the dishy and dramatic story of a woman who had it all, lost it all, but never, ever refused to give up. Love will also serve as an executive producer.”
In addition to her duets album with Babyface Edmonds, Braxton also made in appearance in the Off-Broadway hit After Midnight. Looks like this famous sister is keeping busy!

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