Cher To Star In TV Movie About The Flint Water Crisis
Cher will star in a TV movie about the water crisis in Flint, Mich.
The 70-year-old singer, whose political activism reached new heights during the 2016 election, will take on the role of a resident of the city in the upcoming Lifetime movie “Flint.”
Cher’s character’s family will deal with the water contamination scandal that rocked the city in 2014, Deadline reported Thursday. She will produce the film along with Katie Couric.
Deadline also noted that “Flint” will closely “examine the events that led to the ‘toxic crime’ committed against the residents of Flint.” The project will explore the human element of the water scandal as well as the “politics and poor management” that led to it.
Cher has been vocal about the crisis in Flint on her Twitter account.
Last January, she asked fellow celebrities to contribute financially to the city’s residents. She has also ranted against members of the city’s management, including the state’s governor, Rick Snyder, who she said was a “murderer.”
“Flint” will begin production in the coming months.