It looks like musician/actress Cher is making her return to acting but unfortunately is going to be in probably the worst idea for a Lifetime movie ever a movie about the Flint. Michigan water crisis.
In the movie creatively titled Flint, Cher is going to play a woman whose family is affected by the contamination of the city’s water. Both Cher and Katie Couric will be producing the television movie together.
The movie announcement comes right after two of Flint, Michigan’s former emergency managers and to water plant officials were charged with false pretenses and conspiracy. The legal accusations against the four include a purported misuse of millions of dollars and bonds to finance construction of a new pipeline and make Flint water the source of all city drinking water. As of now, there have been 13 charges handed out since the crisis began.
The Lifetime movie “Flint” won’t be the first time that the 70-year-old actress has tackled some real life issues on screen. She earned her first Oscar nomination for 1983’s “Silkwood,” where she and Meryl Streep portrayed workers in a contaminated nuclear facility.
As someone who actually followed the water crisis, I don’t think it’s time yet to make a movie about it because there are no clear endings yet that would satisfy the viewer since things are still being played out in court and more information about how deep the scandal goes is still coming out. Best of luck to Cher but I definitely will not be watching.