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Lifetime is Bringing the Flint Water Crisis to a TV Near You

It took years for the Flint water crisis to gain the media attention it needed to finally force America to address the issue, and now the ball just keeps on rolling.

A movie about the highly publicized American city is now in the works over at Lifetime according to reports from Shadow and Act.

READ: #JusticeForFlint Benefit Raised Over $145,000!

The producers who brought us “The Wiz Live” and the all black remake of Steel MagnoliasCraig Zadan and Neil Meron, have optioned the rights to TIME magazine February cover story “The Poisoning of an American City” by Josh Sanburn.

Reportedly producers say that their intent is “to create something comprehensive, tackling the crisis from the political and bureaucratic angles, as well as focusing on how the residents of Flint were impacted by the poisoning.”

READ: Environmental Activists File Lawsuit Demanding Flint Water Pipes Be Replaced

Sanburn will serve as a consultant on the film and Barbara Stepansky has been tapped to write the teleplay adaptation. ‘

Hopefully this team can do some serious justice to such an important story and not fall into the Lifetime trap of completely missing the target on real life events.

Photo Credit: TIME

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.