Toni Braxton to Star In and Produce Lifetime’s ‘Fallen Angels Book Club’ Movie Series

Toni Braxton headshot. Courtesy of Lifetime Network

Toni Braxton has inked a deal with Lifetime to star in and executive produce a multi-movie series tentatively titled The Fallen Angels Book Club.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner will play the role of Hollis Morgan, an ex-con turned amateur sleuth who sets out to investigate a series of murders at her book club, Lifetime said in a press release Monday.

“Toni has a magic touch for making movies that resonate with our audience,” Tanya Lopez, EVP of Scripted Content at Lifetime & LMN, said. “We’ve seen Toni’s acting range through the years and I can’t imagine anyone else as Hollis. This role was made for Toni.”

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The films are based on the Hollis Morgan mystery book series by author R. Franklin James. The first novel from the series was published in 2013.

Rhonda Baraka (Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta) also executive produces, as well as directs the first movie, and wrote the scripts based off of the books.

The first installment of The Fallen Angels Book Club will be released in 2022.

The movies are produced for Lifetime by Brain Power Studio and executive produced by Beth Stevenson, Nancy Yeaman, Braxton and Baraka. The projects fall under Lifetime’s Broader Focus initiative, which supports the hiring of women in key production roles.

Braxton has partnered with the cable network on previous projects, including executive producing and starring in Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story and Every Day is Christmas.