Cher’s First Acting Role In Over 6 Years Will Be A Lifetime Movie About The Flint Water Crisis

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.

 

The “Secret” Will Ferrell-Kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie Is Actually Happening? Check Out The Hilarious Billboard

Are you ready for some potentially wonderful news? It looks like the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime movie will actually air on the network later this month. On April 1, we heard reports that the two stars had just filmed a satirical Lifetime movie called A Deadly Adoption. It was scheduled to be released this summer on the Lifetime channel.

One day later, Ferrell released a statement saying he wanted to keep the project a secret until it aired. He also said he was so disappointed about the leak that he was thinking about removing the film completely. This obviously made some people wonder if this was just some strange April Fools’ Day joke, but now two months later it looks like this movie is an actual thing.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Rebecca Ford posted this photo to her Twitter account yesterday. As you can see, that is a legit poster, with an incredible tagline, “The birth of a plan gone wrong.”

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The Hollywood Reporter released some more information about the film…

“The duo stars in the dramatic thriller as a successful couple who house and care for a pregnant woman (played by 90210 alum Jessica Lowndes) in the hopes of adopting her unborn child — then things quickly go awry. The movie is described as a campy, fun, contemporary wink at the genre, and it comes as Lifetime is poised to mark the 25th anniversary of its TV movie business.”

We should note there is still something strange about this project. The poster says “Sunday June 20,” but that doesn’t make any sense because June 20 is a Saturday.

We’re still not convinced this is actually happening. What do you think? And are you planning on watching it?