A Milli Vanilli Movie is in the Works
A new movie is in the works from 'Rush Hour' director Brett Ratner. The movie will follow the story of one of the biggest music hoaxes the world has ever seen, Milli Vanilli.
Milli Vanilli consisted of two good-looking dudes from Munich named Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. In the U.S., their 1989 debut album titled, "Girl You Know It's True", became a mega-seller and ended up winning the duo the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1990 which was later revoked.
Frank Farian, a German record producer and songwriter, put Morvan and Pilatus together. They became the faces of Milli Vanilli. But not the voices.
Farian, in what became the scheme of the century, recorded other singers for the album but used Morvan and Pilatus as the faces and lip-sync robots for all public photos and concert appearances.
At the peak of their success, Milli Vanilli performed in front of a sold-out audience at the Cajundome in Lafayette. There is no known video of that show currently available publicly. The show was flawless and audience members never knew the two stars never sang a note.
Fab and Rob's lip-syncing luck started to run out after a live performance on MTV in July of 1989. During the song "Girl You Know It's True", a hard drive problem caused the song to skip. The rest, as they say, is history.
Spoiler Allert: The two main voices of Milli Vanilli are Brad Howell and John Davis.