Girl, You Know It’s True: Milli Vanilli Biopic Will Reveal the Truth (!)

2/20/07, 11:56 am EST

Milli VanilliIn 1989, Milli Vanilli had it all: A multi-platinum album, legions of seven-year-old fans, rippling pectorals and hair no amount of Soul-Glo could tame. But by 1990, the duo — who brought the world gems like “Girl You Know It’s True” and “Blame It On the Rain” — was outed as frauds when their record skipped during a live MTV performance.

After being dropped from their label, stripped of their Best New Artist Grammy and sued for fraud, Milli Vanilli slipped into obscurity, the stuff of music lore.

But Milli Vanilli’s sordid tale is not forgotten for good: Universal Pictures acquired the rights to a Milli Vanilli biopic and will be bringing it to the big screen as early as next year.

“It’s going to be epic,” says executive producer Kim Marlowe, who cooked up the idea for the as-yet-untitled flick more than a decade ago but never felt comfortable enough to sign off the rights until teaming up with director and writer Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 2, Catch Me If You Can). “There’s only room for one major comeback in life and you just can’t leave that to chance.”

Milli Vanilli’s Fabrice Morvan consulted with Nathanson on the film, which is also authorized by the estate of Rob Pilatus (the other half of MV, who died of a drug overdose in 1998). “I’ve always resisted going back to the past because it was painful,” says Morvan. “But it was a healing process for me to relive those moments.”

There’s no word on who’s set to star, but Marlowe knows what she wants: “We need guys that are crazy gorgeous with bodies to die for; one has to have a French accent, the other has to have a German accent.”

The movie — which will trace the warts-and-all moments of Milli Vanilli’s career — has a goal larger than pure entertainment: To break down people’s misconceptions of the group. (What, they didn’t lip sync?) “We’re gonna have you walk in my shoes,” says Morvan. “A lot of people pointed fingers at us but they can’t until they know every aspect of the story.”

So, which hunky dudes would you cast?


phresh | 1/4/2008, 9:25 pm EST

- lmao; ying yang twins … would work tho.

Cool McCool | 9/3/2007, 4:43 am EST

Samuel L. Jackson & John Travolta

lik roper | 2/20/2007, 11:41 pm EST

what does guessing someone’s weight have to do with perviness? it was just an kind gesture, that’s all…

lik roper is a perv | 2/20/2007, 11:18 pm EST

Ying Yang Twins

Anonymous | 2/20/2007, 3:13 pm EST

At least the casting people don’t need someone who can sing…

lik roper | 2/20/2007, 3:04 pm EST

hey jill hives - how about you lay on top of me and i’ll guess your weight?

jill hives | 2/20/2007, 2:33 pm EST


KirkA | 2/20/2007, 2:05 pm EST

Just blame it on the rain…

Steel Dragon | 2/20/2007, 2:02 pm EST

Justin Guarini (or however you spell that)
Andre 3000 from Outkast.
Cuba Gooding could do it, (Boat Trip anyone)
But my pick (drum roll please, and yes I know these 2 guys are white)
Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake (Dick in a box!!!)

Danny | 2/20/2007, 1:48 pm EST

Bill Cosby and Michael Jordan.

Sick of This Stuff | 2/20/2007, 1:39 pm EST

MR DART!!!!! I applaud you. Seriously. I feel like i’ve been screaming those exact sentiments & nobody is listening. Throw britney spears & lindsey lohan in there for good measure too. The world is going to hell & we’re all too concerned with trivial BS to give a crap.

Lobsters | 2/20/2007, 1:22 pm EST

Why is everything on the site so depressing today? It’s fuckin’ Mardi Gras!!

nick | 2/20/2007, 1:18 pm EST

Looks like call for idol rejects

Al Gore | 2/20/2007, 12:59 pm EST

Cuba Gooding, he’s pretty desperate for work. And LL Cool J.

Lock box.

Dave | 2/20/2007, 12:46 pm EST

Danny Glover and Morgan Freeman

Mr. Dart | 2/20/2007, 12:38 pm EST

For real?

Wow… between this and Anna Nicole Smith, it’s almost like there’s no war in Iraq, global warming, a potential nuclear crisis in Iran, or any other of those pesky things that we really need to worry about.

Thank you, Milli Vanilli. Thank you.

Stuporfly | 2/20/2007, 12:31 pm EST

No way this generates enough interest to hit the big screen.

N.O.Y.B. | 2/20/2007, 12:29 pm EST

More headline typos… RS loses again. =P

Jeff | 2/20/2007, 12:20 pm EST

Fred Durst.

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