Cher Drops Out of Lifetime’s Flint Water Crisis Movie

Cher is exiting Lifetime’s Flint, a network’s TV film about a Michigan city’s H2O crisis.

The singer-actress was set to execute a Flint proprietor whose family is impacted by a H2O predicament in a play desirous by a Feb 2016 cover story in Time repository called “The Toxic Tap” by Josh Sanburn. Her depart is due to a family emanate that prevents her from roving to Toronto, where a devise is set to start filming subsequent month.

“This has been a devise so nearby and dear to my heart, and we was truly looking brazen to assisting tell this story,” pronounced Cher, who has been actively concerned in assisting Flint residents by donating thousands of bottles of water. “Unfortunately, we will be incompetent to leave Los Angeles during a scheduled filming as we am traffic with a critical family emanate that prevents me from going on plcae for a Apr filming. I’m so blissful that Craig and Neil [the producers] devise to pierce ahead, and we know that this Lifetime film will be finished beautifully.”

The Sony Pictures Television film hails from live low-pitched twin Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who optioned a rights to a Time repository story around their Storyline Entertainment shingle. Katie Couric is on house as an executive producer. Cher, who was also an executive producer, will no longer be concerned in a project. Barbara Stepansky penned a book and Bruce Beresford is set to direct.

Flint would have noted Cher’s second TV film role, following HBO’s 1996 If These Walls Could Talk about 3 opposite women’s practice with abortion. The purpose warranted her a Golden Globe nomination.