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Toni Braxton Plays A Black Christian Woman In Love w/ A White Jewish Man In 'A Narrow Bridge'

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 31, 2012 10:08 AM
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It seems like the Lifetime movie network is producing more original black movies (or movies with black people in starring roles) than any other TV (broadcast or cable) network right now; there's the all-black cast remake of Steel Magnolias; the recent acquisition of Terry McMillan’s A Day Late And A Dollar Short which the network plans to adapt; the Mary J. Blige/Angela Bassett project which centers on the relationship between Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King called Parallel Lives; there's Abducted: The Carlina White Story, which stars Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer, and Sherri Shepherd; and also there was Taraji P. Henson In Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story last year; and now this one: another original movie titled A Narrow Bridge, starring Toni Braxton.

Toni actually revealed that she'd be filming a Lifetime movie with her son, via her twitter account, in June, but wouldn't give any further details on the project, when poked by her followers.

The film will be called A Narrow Bridge (apparently, it was once called A Moment In Time, according to the information I have), and it will star Braxton and David Julian Hirsh (Weeds, Hawthorne), in a movie about a Christian, African American woman who falls in love with a Jewish, Caucasian man. 

Of course there'll be some conflict; there wouldn't be a movie otherwise.

Her 9-year-old son Diezel plays her son in the movie as well, which was scheduled to begin shooting this month, for a February 2013 broadcast.

Braxton, who first entered the world of feature filmmaking in Kingdom Come (2001), currently appears as Rosalie Rosebud in the family film, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, released this week.

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  • Shayes | February 18, 2014 10:15 AMReply

    I just learned about this movie "A Narrow Bridge". Is it available anywhere for my viewing pleasure? Thanks!

  • KJ | February 11, 2013 3:01 AMReply

    Women of color fall in love with White men in the movies more than the opposite onscreen, but not in real life. Hollywood just can't picture men of color as romantic even in 2013.

  • Akimbo | February 11, 2013 9:25 AM

    Unless you're talking about Asian men, you're way off base.

  • Jeni | September 5, 2012 3:30 PMReply

    Good for Toni. But "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" is the one I'm most interested in seeing. It could be amazing with the right cast.

  • K | September 3, 2012 4:07 PMReply

    Just learned that The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure had the worst opening weekend of all time. So it looks like Toni's acting is career is just on fire....

  • sergio | September 3, 2012 4:20 PM

    I posted an item about Braxton is that Oogieloves movies (which was shot three years ago) on S & A and a couple of weeks ago and was going to post something about the film tanking so badly this weekend yesterday. But I decided not too. She doesn't need to be embarrassed any further

  • ALM | September 2, 2012 5:31 PMReply

    Really interesting....It will be good to find out more about the project when more of the synopsis is released.

  • tony | September 2, 2012 11:38 AMReply

    Toni B. looks so gorgeous, ooh la la!!! Looking forward to seeing her in this movie.

  • lady d | September 3, 2012 12:05 PM

    Toni will be great in a lifetime movie, she can hold her own, as far as someone tweeting her movie ooglieloves was a flop. FYI she was not the star, goobie, zoozie and toofie are the stars, intersacting with 2-7 year olds, first time ever children were able to sing-along and dance with a caption below the screen directing them when to get up and when to sit down. I personally enjoyed the part she played and I bought that beautiful song she sang just for the children. If you can't say something nice, why comment.

  • Melissa | August 31, 2012 9:52 PMReply

    I grew up on Toni's silky voice and moviestar looks, but her recent image makeover is iffy. Regardless, thanks for this info. Is there more to the movie synopsis though? Because it doesn't sound terribly exciting and Toni as the lead... heh. I'll check it our!

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