“We all have a purpose, sometimes our purpose is just to surrender.” ‘Faith Under Fire’ is based on The Antoinette Tuff Story. On August 20, 2013, the day Tuff considered suicide, shortly after arriving to work at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, Tuff (Toni Braxton), the school’s bookkeeper, was in the front office when a deranged young man with a history of mental illness, storms in armed with an AK-47 and hundreds of rounds of ammunition bent on murdering the students.
“You don’t have to do this, son.” When a deranged gunman storms an elementary school, as the school went into lockdown, Tuff was left alone with Hill, who repeatedly threatened to kill everyone. Showing enormous courage and empathy, along with nerves of steel, Tuff convinced the gunman to surrender by using her own life struggles to connect with him.
“You need to get out of there, this is your chance.” In the darkest moment her faith lit the way. Tuff’s faith in God guided her through the toughest moments of her life, ultimately preparing her for that fateful day in Georgia. Based on the book “Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage and Compassion in Crisis” by Tuff and Alex Tresniowski, Antoinette Tuff used her empathy and faith to convince him to surrender.
Starring seven time Grammy® Award winner Toni Braxton as Antoinette Tuff, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall from a script written by Laura Harrington and Stephen Kay the film also stars Yaya DaCosta and Malik Yoba. T.D. Jakes serves as an executive producer for the based on real-life events drama. ‘Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story’ premieres on January 27, 2018 on Lifetime.
Source: IMDb, http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/faith-under-fire-the-antoinette-tuff-story/