Toni Braxton’s upcoming biopic, Unbreak My Heart, has a star…and it isn’t Toni. Initially, it was reported that the singer would play herself, but now the role has gone to newcomer Lex Scott Davis.
This is the first major role for Lex. Before this, she was a “featured extra” in Straight Outta Compton and has had small television roles.
Unbreak My Heart is based on Toni’s 2014 memoir. It will focus on her music as well as her infamous financial struggles, divorce and coping with her son’s autism. Toni and longtime music collaborator Babyface will serve as producers. She may not have gotten the lead role, but expect Toni to make some appearance in the film.
Unbreak My Heart premieres on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.