Cher will appear in her first film in seven years when she stars in a Lifetime original about the Flint water crisis.
Aptly titled Flint, the made-for-TV movie will star Cher as one of the 100,000 locals dealing with the water crisis that has plagued Flint, Michigan since April 2014, following the events that caused the highly toxic water levels and shady political maneuvers, placing residents in dire straits, according to Deadline.
Cher has been highly critical of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in the past.
This will be Cher’s second TV movie, the first being her Golden Globe nominated performance in HBO’s If These Walls Could Talk. The two roles share a common theme: hot topic social issues. If These Walls Could Talk focused on the right to choose and abortion.
Cher was previously awarded an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Moonstruck and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Silkwood alongside co-star Meryl Streep, who earned a nomination for Best Actress.
The film, written by Barbara Stepansky, has not been greenlit yet but is expected to begin this Spring with Bruce Beresford anticipated to direct.