The logline for the upcoming feature Flint 6 reads “when a crime is committed against an entire population of people and the criminal roams free, would you take justice into your own hands?” Flint 6 tells the story of a group of teens who hold an important government official hostage in hopes of bringing change and reparations to a city dealing with a life-threatening water crisis.
The film is produced by J.J. Green, writer of the film and native of Flint, Michigan, Hope Ayiyi, Mel City and Elijah Boothe (who has been seen in shows such as Marvel’s Luke Cage). Boothe will star in the film, alongside actors from OWN’s Greenleaf, Empire, Roots and other hit shows.
I spoke with Boothe via Instagram Direct, who was recently just cast in Woody Allen’s upcoming movie alongside Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning and Rebecca Hall among others, about the film.
On how he got involved, he said: “A good friend of mine, J.J. Green, who penned the script originally passed it my way to see if I was interested in playing one of the leads.” As he read it, he said: “It literally brought tears to my eyes, and I knew this project was definitely something I want to go all in for.”
His goals for the film? “To bring healing to the city of Flint.” Movies like Flint 6 are particularly needed right now as we find ourselves in the middle of an increasingly difficult and worrisome political climate. Stories like these need to be told, and in the case of Flint, Michigan, to remind (the people of Flint are still without clean water after the 2014 water source was contaminated).
The film as already earned the blessing of Flint Mayor Karen Weaver. She stated that, “I love this film, it’s perfect. I can’t wait for you guys to bring it to the city.” Flint 6 is being produced by Greenhouse Effect Productions but has yet to confirm its director.