Cher Cast Flint Lifetime TV Movie Star Water Crisis

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

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.

This would mark Cher’s first dramatic TV role in two decades, since HBO’s 1996 abortion-rights movie If These Walls Could Talk, which earned Cher a Golden Globe nomination. (She’s since played herself on Will & Grace and served as a mentor on The Voice.) But the Flint water crisis is a cause dear to Cher’s heart; she reportedly reached out to producers and asked if she could be a part of the film.

Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) is slated to direct Flint, which doesn’t have a formal greenlight yet, but is expected to go into production in the spring.

Will you tune in to see Cher’s return to TV? Cast your vote in the comments.

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7 Comments
  1. Al says:

    Craig and Neil AND Cher? And it’s NOT a musical?! Now that’s quite a twist lol

  2. Simon Jester says:

    Reminiscent of her involvement in SILKWOOD, which is no bad thing.

  3. ragnar51 says:

    wow, I remember when Cher did the movie with Meryl Streep. it was called Silkwood and came out in the early 80’s. It was about some skullduggery in a plutonium plant as I recall.

  4. Amy says:

    Good on ya Cher! And bravo to all the people involved in making this film!

  5. PatriciaLee says:

    The husband’s father worked at the Flint plant, while he was growing up in a small town nearby. We are far away, now, and were horrified but not surprised at how the people of Flint were sidelined in this water fiasco. Cher is doing a great thing, here, using her fame to keep the disaster in the public eye. Also, we are fortunate for her considerable talent helping convey the storytelling.

  6. Carol wesley says:

    I am a serious Fan of Cher and i will always watch what ever she is in and listen to whatever music she makes. Cher is Awesome in everything she does or touches.

  7. Eva malone says:

    Pleased Cher is involved in the movie. Makes it even better