Queen Latifah and Jill Scott to Star in Lifetime’s Upcoming Movie About Flint Water Crisis
Cher may have been forced to withdraw from Lifetime’s upcoming original movie about Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, but Queen Latifah and Jill Scott are in.
Directed by Bruce Beresford from a script by Barbara Stepansky, “Flint” was inspired by the Time magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” by Josh Sanburn. It follows the true story of three women from Flint who sought justice following the wrongdoing committed against the residents of the city who were unknowingly drinking and using lead-laden water.
Their actions inspired a national movement for safe drinking water despite the political powers working against them at every turn. [Betsy] Brandt, Scott and [Marin] Ireland will play real-life activists and Latifah will play a fourth resident, fighting to expose the poisoning of the community during the horrific events of the water crisis.
Queen Latifah will also serve as an executive producer on Flint.