Cher was originally supposed to play the role that Queen Latifah has taken on in a movie that is based on the Flint Water Crisis.

According to the New York Daily News, Latifah is hoping that her role will bring more attention to what she calls one of the great American tragedies of this century.

The movie basically follows the story of women from Flint who sought justice for residents who were unknowingly drinking and using lead-laden water.

"Flint" is scheduled to air in the fall on the Lifetime channel.

The movie also stars Jill Scott, Betsy Brandy, Marin Ireland and Lyndie Greenwood.