Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced today that singer/actress Toni Braxton is set to star as Darlene Love in the network’s first scripted TV film My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story.
My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story features the story of one of the 1960’s iconic musical voices, Darlene Love. Love’s long career in the music biz started out as the key voice behind Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound hits from the 1960’s. Love went on to work with some of the greatest musical talents in history, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen. Including her love affair with Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers, Love’s “dishy and dramatic” story is one of a woman who had it all, lost it all, but refused to give up.
My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom) and slated for a December premiere.