Cher Will Star In Lifetime Movie About Flint Water Crisis
While the residents of Flint, Michigan are still living without clean water, they have not been forgotten by all.
It was recently announced that singer and actress Cher will star in a Lifetime movie about the water crisis that affected thousands of residents in the Flint area.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Cher, who helped donated nearly 180,000 bottles of clean water to those affected, will play the lead in the drama. “This is a tragedy of staggering proportion and shocking that it’s happening in the middle of our country,” Cher said.
Executive produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Katie Couric, directed by Bruce Beresford, and penned Barbara Stepansky, the drama will be based on the exact events that led to Flint’s water supply being contamination as well as the drastic affect its had on residents. Giving a voice to those that were ignored, the movie was inspired by a February 2016 cover story in Time magazine called “The Toxic Tap,” by Josh Sanburn.