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Cher to Star in Lifetime Movie About the Flint Water Crisis

6 January 2017 9:26 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Cher‘s got you, Flint.

The 70-year-old Oscar winner has tapped her next project — a Lifetime original movie about the water-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.

The upcoming film, titled Flint, examines the politics and poor management that lead to the poisoning of the Michigan water, Deadline reports — and the residents whose voices and suffering were ignored.

Cher will play a Flint resident whose family is impacted by the crisis.

It’s a fitting role for the actress and singer. She’s been outspoken on social media about the crisis, donating bottled water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in the thousands. »

- Dave Quinn

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Cher to Star in Lifetime’s Flint Water Crisis TV Movie

5 January 2017 5:55 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cher will star in Lifetime’s TV movie “Flint” about the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, Variety has confirmed.

In addition to starring, Cher will also serve as executive producer with Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and Katie Couric, who are all producing. Bruce Beresford will direct, and Barbara Stepansky is writing. The telepic — which was first announced last spring — has not been officially greenlit yet, but is expected to begin production this spring, according to Deadline, which first broke news of Cher’s casting. Sony Television is the studio.

Unlike other Lifetime TV movies, the project is expected to be a hard-hitting fact-based drama. It will explore the events that led to the toxic crime and will shed light on politics of the poor management and the human element of residents who suffered and were ignored. Cher will play a local Flint resident whose family is impacted by the water crisis.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Cher to Star in, Produce Lifetime TV Movie About Flint Water Crisis

5 January 2017 5:01 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Flint water crisis is getting the Lifetime movie treatment… with an Oscar winner leading the cast.

Cher has signed on to star in Flint, the network’s fact-based original movie, our sister site Deadline is reporting. The chart-topping singer and Moonstruck actress will play a Flint resident whose family is affected by the Michigan town’s water-contamination scandal. Cher is also an executive producer on the film, along with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Smash, Hairspray Live!) and Katie Couric.

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Cher to Star in Lifetime Movie About Flint Water Crisis

5 January 2017 4:43 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Cher is set to star in an upcoming Lifetime movie about the Flint water crisis, TheWrap has learned. The Oscar winner will executive produce alongside Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Katie Couric. “Driving Miss Daisy” director Bruce Beresford has been tapped to helm the project from Sony Pictures Television. The movie, written by Barbara Stepansky, will document the crisis caused by the contamination of drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Cher has been active voice on the issue on social media, raising awareness and money for the cause since the crisis began in 2014. Also Read: Lifetime's Britney Spears Biopic Casts Its Justin Timberlake, »

- Reid Nakamura

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Cher to Star in Lifetime Movie About Flint Water Crisis

5 January 2017 4:37 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Cher is headed for Lifetime.

The iconic singer-actress has been tapped to star in Flint, a TV movie based on the Flint, Mich., water crisis, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Katie Couric will executive produce, alongside Cher. Bruce Beresford will direct the movie from Sony Pictures Television. Barbara Stepansky will pen the script.

Cher will portray a Flint resident whose family is impacted by the water crisis.

The drama is based on events in Flint about the poor management that led to water poisoning as well as the human elements of the residents who suffered »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Cher To Star In Flint Water Crisis Lifetime Movie From Craig Zadan & Neil Meron

5 January 2017 4:30 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Cher is set to star in Flint, Lifetime’s original movie about the water-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. The Oscar winner also will executive produce the project, along with Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and Katie Couric. Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford has been tapped to direct Flint, which has not been formally greenlighted yet but is expected to begin production in the spring. Sony TV is the studio. The project, written by Barbara Stepansky, has b… »

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