Grammy Award winners Queen Latifah and Jill Scott, Spirit Award nominee Marin Ireland, and SAG Award winner Betsy Brandt are set to star in Lifetime’s Flint. The Lifetime Original movie focuses on the Flint, Michigan water crisis and will be directed by two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Beresford (Tender Mercies, Breaker Morant) from a script by Barbara Stepansky. Queen Latifah, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Katie Couric, and Shakim Compere are executive producing.
Lifetime confirmed shooting is expected to get underway next week.
The Plot: Inspired by the Time magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” by Josh Sanburn. The project 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. Scott, Brandt and Ireland will portray 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.