Lifetime is working on a movie based on the Time magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” in which three women seek justice after discovering that Flint’s drinking water is filled with lead.
In a report from Deadline, Lifetime has revealed that those three activists will be portrayed by Scott, Betsy Brandt and Marin Ireland (Latifah will play a fourth resident) and that the film will be titled, Flint. Looks like Latifah is trying to remain active both on the big and small screens: aside from this forthcoming project Latifah is also a part of the Best Place To Be TV series, and has a lead role in the forthcoming comedy Girls Trip. Scott is prepping for a summer tour that will find her traveling across the United States.
Recently, the city of Flint agreed to replace at least 18,000 lead or galvanized steel water lines by 2020. The state will take care of the bill with its own money, along with some federal assistance.
A large of group of the city’s citizens have also taken the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to task.
Over 1,700 people from the city are seeking more than $700 million in damages from the agency, for the city’s handling of the crisis.
The complaint is calling for $722.4 million in health and property damages, and claims that the EPA “failed to follow several specific agency mandates and directives.” The statement also adds that the EPA failed to immediately determine if local and state officials were taking proper steps to address the crisis.