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Milli Vanilli film 'in pipeline'
Milli Vanilli
Milli Vanilli sold 30 million singles
Notorious pop duo Milli Vanilli are to be the focus of a film about their fall from grace, reports say.

Universal Pictures is developing the film about the pair who were stripped of a Grammy award after it emerged they had never sung on their records.

The duo lip-synched on hits including 1989 single Girl You Know It's True.

Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety said the film had the backing of former member Fabrice Morvan and the estate of colleague Rob Pilatus who died in 1998.

Overdose

The paper reports the film will be written and directed by Jeff Nathanson, who wrote Catch Me If you Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

"I've always been fascinated by the notion of fakes and frauds, and in this case, you have 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," Variety reports Nathanson as saying.

Milli Vanilli lost their Best Newcomer Grammy in 1990 after it was revealed that neither actually sang on the Milli Vanilli album. The tracks had been recorded by session singers.

Pilatus died of a drug and alcohol overdose in a hotel room in Germany in 1998.




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