We’ve got two new trailers and tons of pics for two upcoming movies. Check out the sneak peeks for Toni Braxton’s Unbreak My Heart biopic and Matthew Cherry’s iPhone6S-filmed movie Nine Rides inside….
As we get closer to the premiere of LIFETIME’s biopic about Toni Braxton, more sneak peeks are being released.
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, based on the singer's memoir, will follow the multi-Grammy Award winning singer’s journey from her discovery by superproducers L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, to her long battle with Lupus. The movie also delves into her surviving her public divorce from Mint Condition keyboardist Keri Lewis all while navigating her son’s autism and family struggles.
The film stars newbie Lex Scott Davis who will play the R&B icon. The rest of the cast includes, Debbi Morgan ("Power," "All My Children") as Braxton’s mother Evelyn; Gavin Houston ("Guiding Light") as Babyface, Cortney Scott Wright as Traci Braxton, Skye P. Marshall ("Public Morals") as Towanda Braxton, LaToya Franklyn ("Subways") as Trina Braxton and Tiffany Hines ("Devious Maids") as Tamar Braxton.
With Toni executive producing the two-hour film, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn’t flop like the other LIFETIME biopics (i.e. Aaliyah & Whitney Houston). But, based on this new trailer and the recently released production pics, it looks like it’s going to be good! Peep the new teaser below:
Toni Braxton: The Movie Event | January 23rd 8/7c;
Witness the hardships that made a legend.
Posted by Lifetime on Monday, January 4, 2016
Check out these new images from the film below:
We're here for it!
Unbreak My Heart will premiere Saturday, January 23 at 8pm ET.
Mark your calendars!
In another new trailer...
Director Matthew A. Cherry has an incredible new movie on the horizon titled Nine Rides. So what makes it so incredible? He shot the entire film on an iPhone 6s!
Indie Wire reports the film is set in Los Angeles and stars Dorian Missick (who's starring on BET's "Zoe Ever After") as an Uber driver who gets life changing news on New Year’s Eve, and the 9 different groups of people he gives rides to that night.
Matthew talked about the unconventional filming for the movie and how the actors adjusted. He said, “The film was shot without a conventional script so it was important to work with actors who were comfortable with being asked to improv, and they all delivered.”
So why shoot the movie exclusively on an iPhone 6s? Cinematographer Richard Vialet explained, “Most of the film takes place in a car, so we decided early on that shooting it on iPhones would give us the most freedom.” The drama film Tangerine inspired the concept of shooting the film from an iPhone. Sounds interesting. Check out the teaser above.
Filming wrapped up in L.A. last month. No word on the release date, but we'll keep you posted.