Toni Braxton to star and executive-produce Lifetime movie on Georgia shooting

ABC/Jeff NeiraToni Braxton is headed back to the small screen.

According to Deadline, the singer and Braxton Family Values star has been tapped to headline Lifetime’s original movie, Faith Under Fire, which is based on the 2014 book Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage and Compassion in Crisis.

Similar to the book, the film follows the true story of Antoinette Tuff, a struggling single mother from Georgia who manages to avert a tragedy when she talks down a deranged gunman who storms a Georgia elementary school in 2013.  

Braxton, who co-executive produce the project, will play Tuff.

Also set to star in the film is actress Yaya DaCosta, who will play the 911 operator Kendra McCray, who relays messages from Antoinette to police on the scene.

This film marks the second project for Braxton with Lifetime after the success of her 2015 biopic, Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart.

Faith Under Fire is set to premiere in 2018. 

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