Cher To Star In Movie About Flint Water Situation - Noise11.com
Cher, Image, Rod Laver, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Cher, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Cher To Star In Movie About Flint Water Situation

by Music-News.com on January 8, 2017

in News

Cher is set to star in a TV movie about the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Cher is passionate about raising awareness about the crisis and has been standing up for the residents of the city, who have been unable to use running water since 2014, when officials decided to draw water from the Flint River, which has tested positive for lead poisoning.

According to Deadline, she heard a Lifetime movie about the crisis was in the works and reached out to the producers expressing an interest in being involved with the project.

Cher will play the key role of a Flint resident whose family is seriously impacted by the water crisis in the drama, which will examine the events which led to the poisoning, how it has been managed and how residents have been affected.

Cher will also serve as producer along with Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and broadcaster Katie Couric. The script was written by Barbara Stepansky and Bruce Beresford, who directed Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies, and Double Jeopardy, will reportedly helm the project. The movie is expected to begin production in the spring although it has yet to formally be given the greenlight.

The 70-year-old, who won an Oscar for 1987 movie Moonstruck and a Golden Globe for 1983’s Silkwood, last played a character onscreen in 2010 musical Burlesque.

The singer has been vocal about the crisis and even sent more than 180,000 bottles of water to the area in January, 2016. She also told Billboard that she wanted to give the bottles to the people but couldn’t due to red tape.

“It was so fucking hard to get accomplished,” she said, adding she felt like she “needed to do something”.

“I mean, people have known that the river was polluted forever: Why would they go to that as the water source? It’s mind-boggling,” she continued, before implying Michigan Governor Rick Snyder should be imprisoned for his actions.

music-news.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

The-Rolling-Stones-Ros-OGorman-photographer-Rod-Laver-Arena, Noise11,com, music news
The Rolling Stones Reveal Their UK No Filter Tour Supports

Liam Gallagher and Florence + The Machine are two acts announced to open for The Rolling Stones No Filter tour in the UK in May and June.

1 day ago
Black Sabbath To Release Singles Box

Despite a run of legendary hit singles in the 1970s, Black Sabbath and the seven-inch single format didn't always sit well together.

4 days ago
Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul McCartney Pays Tribute To Late Wife Linda

Linda Eastman was already a successful celebrity photographer when she met Paul McCartney in May 1967 at London's Bag O'Nails Club. A year later, they got together again while Paul and John Lennon were in New York to inaugurate Apple Records.

4 days ago
Kenney Jones Let The Good Times Roll
Kenney Jones Has Written His Autobiography

Kenney Jones will release his new autobiography, Let the Good Times Roll: My Life In the Small Faces, the Faces and The Who, on May 31 via Blink Publishing.

5 days ago
Nick Mason
Nick Mason Forms Supergroup With Gary Kemp To Perform Music of Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is not letting the early music of his band get overshadowed by their later blockbusters.

5 days ago
Eric Clapton Life In 12 Bars
Eric Clapton Life In 12 Bars Soundtrack Due In June

June 8th sees the release of the complementary OST to the new Eric Clapton documentary, Life In 12 Bars. From Showtime Documentary Films and directed by Oscar-winner, Lili Fini Zanuck, the film takes an unflinching and deeply personal look into the life of the legendary 18-time Grammy Award winning guitarist and multi-million selling recording artist.

April 14, 2018
Staples Singers
R.I.P. Yvonne Staples of the Staple Singers 1939-2018

Yvonne Staples, one of the five members of the gospel and R&B greats The Staple Singers, has died at her home in South Shore, IL at the age of 80.

April 11, 2018