Queen Latifah to produce ‘Flint’

The ongoing Flint water contamination crisis began in 2014 when the town’s water supply was changed from treated water from the Detroit River to the Flint River through pipes that did not have adequate corrosion protection.

85th Academy Awards, ArrivalsQueen Latifah is set to executive produce and star in the Lifetime Original Movie “Flint,” alongside singer Jill Scott.

The project, from Sony Pictures Television, marks a reunion for Queen Latifah, Scott, Zadan and Meron who collaborated on”Steel Magnolias.”

Inspired by the Time magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” by Josh Sanburn. The project 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. Scott, Brandt and Ireland will portray 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 ongoing Flint water contamination crisis began in 2014 when the town’s water supply was changed from treated water from the Detroit River to the Flint River through pipes that did not have adequate corrosion protection. Large amounts of lead and other chemicals have seeped into the water supply since.

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