Queen Latifah And Jill Scott To Star In Film About Flint Water Crisis

The water crisis of Flint, Michigan is turning into a film created by Lifetime.

The film will be based on Time magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” written by Josh Sanburn. The movie focuses on the story of three women who are seeking justice after the state of the lead-filled drinking water was truthfully uncovered. Currently, the film stars Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete) and Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad).

The script was written by Barbara Stepansky and directed by Bruce Beresford. Latifah, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Katie Couric will all executive produce the film.

#JillScott , #QueenLatifah , #BetsyBrandt, and #MarinIreland 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. Directed by Bruce Beresfor, 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. Read More http://www.unheardvoicemag.com #flintwatercrisis #lifetime Photos: #deadline & #ebony

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In addition, Latifah is producing her newest show “The Best Place To Be,” which will air Saturdays on the Travel Channel.

Contributed By Victoria Jonas 

WHUR Contributor

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