Milli Vanilli Gets Kitsch-in-Synch Biopic
Girl, you know it's true you still own their record
According to Variety, the studio and the "Catch Me if You Can" scribe have already secured the support of both Fabrice Morvan and the estate of Rob Pilatus to tell the story of the notorious Grammy winners for best new artist.
For those too young to recall, Milli Vanilli exploded on the scene with the 1988 release of the album "All or Nothing," which produced a slew of hit songs including "Girl You Know It's True," "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You," "Baby Don't Forget My Number" and "Blame It On the Rain." By the time they won their Grammy in 1990, there were already rumors that Fab and Rob were lip-synching at their energetic live performances and in November of 1990, producer Frank Farian revealed that three other artists had sung on their album. The Grammy was taken away, class action lawsuits were filed and Pilatus spiraled into drug abuse and died of an overdose in 1998.
Nathanson is expected to begin writing his Milli Vanilli film soon after production ends on "Rush Hour 3," his second script in that popular franchise. He also scripted Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal" and wrote and directed the comedy "The Last Shot."