Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Betsy Brandt, and Marin Ireland are set to headline Flint, Lifetime’s original movie about the Flint, MI, water contamination crisis. Latifah will executive produce the project alongside Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Katie Couric.
Flint was inspired by the Time magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” by Josh Sanburn. It 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. Brandt, Scott and Ireland will play 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.
Flint begins production next week in Toronto.