LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Disgraced pop group Milli Vanilli will soon have their laughable legacy preserved by the silver screen, as their less than spectacular career will get the same cinematic treatment as the recent Ray Charles and Johnny Cash biopics.
Variety has reported that Universal Pictures is developing the film about the lip-synching pop duo, who lost their Grammy award for Best New Artist in 1990 after it was revealed that they had never sung on their records.
The project will be written and directed by Jeff Nathanson, who previously wrote the Leonardo DiCaprio flick “Catch Me If You Can.” He has already secured the cooperation of Milli Vanilli star Fabrice Morvan, who has been pursuing a comeback for years, as well as the estate of Rob Pilatus, who died of a drug overdose in 1998.
“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 laughing-stocks of pop entertainment,” Nathanson said.
No release date has been set for the movie. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers