Cher is set to star in a Lifetime movie about the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. She will also executive produce the film alongside Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and Katie Couric. Bruce Beresford, who is an Oscar-nominated director will direct Flint. Production is expected to start in the spring.
The project was written by Barbara Stepansky. The drama examines the events that led to the water contamination against the residents of Flint. The project will supposedly shed light on the politics and poor management that led to the water in Flint being poisoned. It will also reveal the residents of Flint who suffered from the water contamination and whose voices were ignored.
Cher will play the role of a key resident whose family suffers a great deal from the water crisis.
According to sources, Zadan and Meron got the inspiration for Flint after reading Time magazine’s February 1, 2016, cover story “The Toxic Tap” by Josh Sanburn.
Cher has been raising awareness about the water crisis in Flint. She has been active on social media and has donated thousands of bottles of water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to be distributed to the residents.
Mark Nicholson, who runs Storyline Entertainment developed the script by Barbara Stepansky. Nicholson will also serve as a producer of the movie.