Toni Braxton will make her Lifetime debut with the made for television picture “Twist of Faith.” An interfaith love story, “Twist of Faith” focuses on a Christian mother and an Orthodox Jewish widower, who are brought together by their mutual passion for music.
“Jacob Fisher (David Julian Hirsh), an Orthodox Jewish Cantor and amateur songwriter who resides in Brooklyn, New York, witnesses the senseless murder of his wife and three children. Catatonic, Jacob walks out on his Jewish mourning ritual, leaving behind his Jewish garments, wallet and keys. Abandoning his identity, he wanders aimlessly, hoping somehow to understand his tragedy,” reports Lifetime. “Fortuitously, he lands in Brent, Alabama (population 2,500), where he is embraced by Nina (Toni Braxton), a single mother and the lead singer of a small gospel choir, her Uncle Moe (Mykelti Williamson) and their gospel community who help his return to life while music brings Nina and Jacob together as they try to make sense of his past and their possible future.”
Braxton announced this project during a season of “Braxton Family Values” last year. It is one of three movies set to premiere during Lifetime’s celebration of Black History Month in February.
“Twist of Faith” premieres Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.