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  • 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

    Universal sets up Milli Vanilli film

    Nathanson to write, direct biopic

    Nathanson

    Milli Vanilli

    By Michael Fleming
    Variety
    February 15, 2007

    Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to make a film about Milli Vanilli, the duo that rose to the top of the pop charts and fell just as quickly when they were exposed as frauds.

    Jeff Nathanson will write the script and direct the film. Kathleen Kennedy will produce.

    Nathanson, who presented a sympathetic look at a check forger in "Catch Me if You Can," became intrigued with the notion of taking a similar tack on the music industry tale. He has secured the cooperation of Fabrice Morvan, as well as the estate of Rob Pilatus, who died in 1998 as the pair were attempting a comeback.

    Pilatus and Morvan were hired by producer Frank Farian to front Milli Vanilli. Farian already had songs recorded by three other singers. Pilatus and Morvan became trapped in a lie when Milli Vanilli topped the charts and sold millions of records. Desperate to end the charade, the duo refused to promote a follow-up album unless Farian let them sing. Instead, he blew the whistle.

    Their Grammy Award was rescinded, class action lawsuits were filed, and Milli Vanilli was dropped from the Arista roster. Morvan took it hardest, falling into drug abuse and serving time for robbery before dying from a drug overdose right before a reunion album could be released.

    "I've always been fascinated by the notion of fakes and frauds, and in this case, you had guys who pulled off the ultimate con, selling 30 million singles and 11 million albums and then becoming the biggest laughing-stocks of pop entertainment," Nathanson said. "Fabrice had always refused to sell their rights; he was very cautious of Hollywood after all he'd been through. But my intention is to tell this story from their point of view."

    Nathanson will begin writing as soon as production is completed on "Rush Hour 3," which he scripted.
    He is repped by UTA.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1
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    Re: 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

    The 16 year old girl with mall bangs inside me just jumped for joy and wants to know when the Color Me Badd movie will be released.

    The 33 year old chick that I am now is

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      Re: 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

      As they "pretended" to sing, I believe we should all "pretend" to see it...
      "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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        Re: 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

        Originally posted by stinkerbell View Post
        The 16 year old girl with mall bangs inside me just jumped for joy and wants to know when the Color Me Badd movie will be released.

        The 33 year old chick that I am now is
        What's next, the New Kids on the Block biopic?

        :: runs away screaming ::

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        • #5
          Re: 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

          I guess the move will be dubbed with subtitles too.
          Growing older is manditory
          Growing up is however, optional

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          • #6
            Re: 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

            Ouch. This just sounds like it would be painful to watch.

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            • #7
              Re: 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

              How dumb!!!!!!!! I'd not pay a cent to see this movie. A friend of ours was a part of the financial backers of their return, when they were going to sing for real. They tanked!!!

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              • #8
                Re: 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

                Omg lame this is bad
                :crazylegs

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                • #9
                  Re: 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

                  It sad enough as it is with one person ending his life, this shouldn't be even considered as a movie.
                  1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 'Milli Vanilli - The Movie' coming soon!

                    BEST. MOVIE. EVER!


                    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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