The last live-action film Cher starred in was the 2010 musical Burlesque, which also featured Christina Aguilera and Julianne Hough, so we shouldn’t have to explain to you how incredibly average that movie was.
But now Cher is ready to make her return with a serious Lifetime drama about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The 70-year-old actress/singer has been an outspoken critic of how the local government handled the situation.
According to the report from Deadline, Cher is set to play a Flint resident whose family is impacted by the three-year-long water crisis.
The title of the TV movie is simply Flint, and it will chronicle the events that caused the water’s toxicity and will focus on the political games that helped prolong the dangerous/nearly impossible living conditions for the town of nearly 100,000 residents.
Production is scheduled to begin this Spring. No release date has been announced yet. Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) will direct and the script was written by Barbara Stepansky, who was inspired by Time magazine’s 2016 cover story titled The Poisoning Of An American City.
Cher’s last TV movie role in If These Walls Could Talk earned her a Golden Globe nomination.