The town of Flint, MI is still without clean, drinkable water. What better way to highlight the ongoing plight of Flint to masses than creating a movie about the real-life tragedy? Well, that is precisely what Lifetime has done. In just three days, the channel will premiere their new original film titled Flint.
“Flint” is the gripping retelling of a crisis that shook a nation and shines a light on the whistleblowers who exposed the biggest environmental scandal of our generation. LeeAnne Walters (Betsy Brandt, “Breaking Bad”), Melissa Mays (Marin Ireland, “Sneaky Pete”) and Nayyirah Shariff (Jill Scott, “Steel Magnolias”) join forces after discovering that the drinking water in Flint, Michigan is contaminated, resulting in a slew of devastating medical problems for their families. When their claims go unheeded, they band together to expose the wrongdoings committed by their reckless, bean-counting government officials whose carelessness caused irrevocable harm to the lives of its residents.
Golden Globe award-winning actress, Queen Latifah not only stars in the movie, the Girl’s Trip actress also executive produced the flick.
Flint premiere’s October 28th at 8/7c on Lifetime.