Today we get our first look at Lifetime‘s upcoming romantic tv film, Twist of Faith, which stars Grammy award-winner Toni Braxton, Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump) and David Julian Hirsh (Hawthorne).
Originally titled A Moment In Time and then A Narrow Bridge, the interracial/interfaith drama tells the story of Jacob Fisher (David Julian Hirsh), an Orthodox Jewish Cantor/amateur songwriter from Brooklyn who witnesses the senseless murder of his wife and three children.
Abandoning his faith and identity, he wanders aimlessly and lands in the small town of Brent, Alabama, where he is embraced by Nina (Toni Braxton), a single mother and the lead singer of a gospel choir.
Along with her Uncle Moe (Mykelti Williamson) and their community, Nina helps his return to life while music brings the two together as they try to make sense of his past and their possible future.
Toni’s son, Diezel, who has autism, makes his film debut in the movie, which is of three in the network’s Black History Month series. It premieres on Saturday, February 9, at 8pm ET/PT. Watch the first trailer and check out official photos below.