- The primary actors are Tijan Njie as Robert Pilatus and Elan Ben Ali as Fabrice Morvan
- Matthias Schweighöfer stars as Milli Vanilli producer Frank Farian
- The author and director is the multi-award successful filmmaker Simon Verhoeven
- Produced by Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, producers of the Academy Award®-winning characteristic movie THE LIVES OF OTHERS, the two-time Academy Award®-nominated NEVER LOOK AWAY, and the groundbreaking Netflix Unique Sequence DARK
Los Angeles, September 1, 2022 – Europe’s main LEONINE Studios unveils the primary have a look at its worldwide biopic GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE, produced by Wiedemann & Berg Movie.
After a 12 months of intense casting in 5 international locations, newcomers Tijan Njie from Germany and Elan Ben Ali from France will star as Milli Vanilli frontmen Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, the chart-topping pop and R&B duo. Matthias Schweighöfer (Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer”, “Coronary heart of Stone”, “Military of the Lifeless”) performs the position of German music producer Frank Farian. The solid additionally consists of Graham Rogers (“Ray Donovan,” “The Kominsky Methodology,” “Atypical”) as Milli Vanilli’s American assistant Todd and Bella Dayne (“People,” “Troy – Fall of a Metropolis”) as Milli, proper by Farian – hand.
LEONINE Studios and Wiedemann & Berg Movie reveal first have a look at Milli Vanilli biopic GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE
The movie revolves across the true story of the notorious scandal surrounding the rise of dancers Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan within the late Nineteen Eighties as pop sensation Milli Vanilli. Beneath the management of music producer Frank Farian, they grew to become world stars with three no 1 hits within the US. However solely a small circle of insiders know that the duo doesn’t sing, however lip-syncs with the voices of two different artists. On the peak of their fame, Milli Vanilli wins the Grammy Award, however the state of affairs behind the scenes escalates and the stress on Rob and Fab grows. When the reality involves gentle, they stare into the abyss because the world witnesses one of many greatest scandals in music historical past.
A number of award-winning filmmaker Simon Verhoeven directs, primarily based on his authentic screenplay GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE. Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, producers of the Academy Award®-winning movie THE LIVES OF OTHERS, the two-time Academy Award®-nominated movie NEVER LOOK AWAY and the groundbreaking Netflix Unique Sequence DARK are producing. Producer Kirstin Winkler (“2012,” “10,000 BC,” “Nameless”) is overseeing manufacturing.
Principal images will happen in Munich and Berlin (Germany), Cape City (South Africa) and Los Angeles (USA). Filming will finish in December 2022. The movie follows a true-to-language method and is shot virtually completely in English. The title displays Milli Vanilli’s 1989 breakthrough hit GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE, initially written by American hip-hop group Numarx and later coated by profitable music producer Frank Farian.
Kevin Liles, member of Numarx, legendary co-founder and CEO of music firm 300 Leisure, is government producer alongside co-producers Simon Verhoeven, Frank Farian and Stefan Gärtner. Affiliate producers are Jasmin Davis, daughter of the late John Davis, and Brad Howell, the true voices of Milli Vanilli and invaluable advisors throughout the improvement section. Carmen Pilatus, sister of the late Rob Pilatus, Todd Headlee, Milli Vanilli’s former assistant, and Ingrid Segieth, aka Milli, Frank Farian’s right-hand man, have additionally been added as affiliate producers.
Author and director Simon Verhoeven says: “GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE is fascinating on so many ranges. Not solely does it chronicle the spectacular rise of two underdogs who reached the head of showbiz inside one summer time, it additionally gives an enchanting glimpse behind the scenes of that illusory world of fame and its typically tragic and unscrupulous machinations. Personally, I do not suppose Rob and Fab deserved to be the only scapegoats for this scandal.”
Quirin Berg, Chief Inventive Officer and Chief Manufacturing Officer of LEONINE Studios: “GIRL KNOWS IT’S TRUE comes from the center of a decade when MTV planted its flag on the moon and we may see music, not simply take heed to it. Our movie celebrates Rob and Fab and what they achieved with Milli Vanilli, whereas Simon’s implausible screenplay additionally captures the complexity and finally the tragic dimension that got here with it. He not solely provides a vastly entertaining tackle the story, but in addition a layer of essential reflection that asks many questions that appear extra related in the present day than ever. It took a few years to safe the music rights and it’s a big milestone to see this challenge now in manufacturing.”
The movie is produced by LEONINE Studios and Wiedemann & Berg Movie, in co-production with Sentana Movie, SevenPictures and Mediawan. The manufacturing is financially supported by the German Federal Movie Fund (DFFF), Movie FernsehenFonds Bayern, the German Federal Movie Council (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg and the Bavarian Ministry of Digital Affairs. All rights belong to LEONINE Studios.
Individually from the characteristic movie from LEONINE Studios, American leisure firm MRC is producing a documentary about Milli Vanilli, directed by Luke Korem. Korem additionally serves as a producer via his Carry on Operating Footage. Bradley Jackson and Fulwell 73 are additionally producing. Hanif Abdurraqib will government produce. Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Simon Verhoeven and Kirstin Winkler are additionally concerned on this documentary challenge as affiliate producers.
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