Flint Water Crisis to Become TV Movie Starring Cher
Singer will star in, produce Lifetime flick
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2017 11:23 AM CST

(Newser) – The Flint, Mich., water crisis will be turned into a Lifetime movie starring ... Cher. The singer will star as a resident of the city whose family struggles with the water poisoning, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The casting move is perhaps not as unexpected as it might seem; a year ago, Cher gave Flint 180,000 bottles of water.

The movie, based on Josh Sanburn's Feb. 2016 Time cover story "The Toxic Tap," will be produced by Cher, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and Katie Couric; it will be directed by Bruce Beresford. It's not Cher's first TV role: She notched a Golden Globe nom for her turn in HBO's 1996 If These Walls Could Talk.

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