Toni Braxton To Headline First OWN TV Movie About Life of Darlene Love
Toni Braxton will be appearing in the OWN network’s first made for TV original film production. Braxton will play the charming 1960’s singer Darlene Love in an upcoming biopic. The real Darlene Love, now age 72, will serve as a producer. For those unfamiliar with Love, OWN provided the following summary of Love’s story via a press release:
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. 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.
The story is sure to be eventful considering all the big names associated with Love’s career. The only downside is that the release is slated for December 2014. It will be a little while before this film is available to watch. Until then, OWN has plenty more programming in the pipeline.