Toni Braxton’s biopic, Unbreak My Heart, officially has a star.
While it was originally reported that the famed singer would star as herself in the upcoming Lifetime project, it looks like the film will feature an actress to play Braxton’s younger self. Newcomer Lex Scott Davis has been tapped, marking her first major film role. Previously, Davis has held minor TV roles and also played an extra in Straight Outta Compton, The Wrap reports.
Unbreak My Heart is based on the singer’s 2014 memoir of the same name, and is set to focus on Braxton’s music career as well as her struggles with divorce, her finances, and her son’s autism. Braxton will serve as the executive producer, and is still set to make an appearance in the film. Following the airing of the biopic, Lifetime will also premiere a one-hour special entitled Beyond The Headlines: Toni Braxton, featuring interviews with her family and friends.
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is also set to produce the film. Unbreak My Heart premieres on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. Beyond The Headline: Toni Braxton will premiere at 10 p.m.