R&B icon Toni Braxton will be portrayed by fresh-faced actress Lex Scott-Davis in a Lifetime movie based on her bestselling memoir. The R&B icon, who has sold more than 60 million records and won seven Grammys, has been plagued by health issues, public financial hardships, and a difficult divorce.
A source told MailOnline that newcomer Scott-Davis has already flown to Vancouver with the rest of the cast to begin working on the movie.
Scott-Davis is no stranger to the world of R&B. The Baltimore-raised actress is the niece of singer and producer Rico Love, who has worked with stars including Usher, Nelly, KellyRowland, Chris Brown, Fergie and Beyoncé.
Actress Tiffany Hines, who has had roles in Nikita, Bones and Devious Maids, will play Tamar Braxton.
Trina Braxton (Right) will be played by Actress LaToya Franklyn
Actress Skye P. Marshall will play Towanda Braxton. Marshall has previously had roles on TV shows Public Morals and The Mentalist.
Actress Debbie Morgan will also portray Toni Braxton’s mother, Evelyn Braxton
Meanwhile, The Haves and Haves Not actor Gavin Houston will play Braxton’s longtime collaborator Babyface.
The movie will follow Braxton’s ups and downs over her personal life and career, and there are certainly plenty of dramatic real-life events to provide inspiration.