Lifetime Announces Casting For Flint Water Crisis Film

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Lifetime has announced the casting for the film adaption of the ongoing Flint Water Crisis.

Queen Latifah, Betsy Brandt, Jill Scott and Marin Ireland are set to star in the Lifetime Original Film. The story is based on the Time magazine cover story “The Toxic Tap” written 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.

The film begins production next week.