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… 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.
This is evidence, if the post-1994 resurrection of Richard Nixon's reputation wasn't enough, that Americans can forgive anything. The backlash to Milli Vanili in 1989 was epic; class action lawsuits, Grammy takebacks, riots that outclassed the horrific Monkees Genocide of 1965. And now there will be a movie, and it will probably win Oscars.