Cher To Take On Flint Water Crisis In Lifetime Movie

Cheesy biopics and even cheesier tell-alls are usually the network’s jam, but not this time around. Lifetime switches gears and decides to take on a project with substance.

Cher has signed on to star in the movie, Flint, which tackles the contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. She’ll also executive produce along with Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and Katie Couric. This marks only the second TV movie role for the 70-year-old icon. She previously starred in the 1996 HBO film, If These Walls Could Talk, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

Deadline reports the film will examine “the events that led to the ‘toxic crime’ committed against the residents of the town of Flint, Michigan. It is looking to shed light not only on the politics and poor management that led to the poisoning of the water, but also the human element of the residents who not only suffered, but whose voices were ignored.”

Flint is very personal for Cher. She’s been very active in raising awareness about the water crisis and even donated hundreds of thousands of bottles of water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan for distribution to residents.