Singer/actress Toni Braxton is working her acting skills again in a new Lifetime movie based on a true story. Faith Under Fire is the story of an Atlanta woman who leaned on her faith to stop an armed gunman who broke into the school where she worked. The woman’s name – Antoinette Tuff.
It is based on the book, Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage and Compassion in Crisis by Antoinette Tuff and Alex Tresniowski.
Braxton will be Antoinette Tuff, the Georgia mom from Georgia who “heroically averted a tragedy, saving hundreds of lives when she convinced a deranged gunman who stormed a Decatur, GA, elementary school in 2013 to surrender.”
Tuff, the school’s bookkeeper, was in the front office when the gunman, Michael Hill, who had a history of mental illness came in, armed with an AK-47, firing hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Antoinette, using her own life struggles, was able to connect with Hill and convince him to surrender.
YaYa DaCosta will portray Kendra McCray, the 911 operator.
This is Braxton’s next project at Lifetime after her biopic, Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, brought record ratings to the network. Watch the trailer below: