Here is some news that is sure to be controversial. Until recently, director Brett Ratner appeared to be in Hollywood jail due to sexual harassment allegations made against him by several actresses. However, it seems like Ratner and Millennium Media are working together to realize his longstanding passion project too. It’s a Milli Vanilli biopic, nothing less. The film is still far from it and awaits protests, but Ratner appears keen to continue his career. This film and Ratner’s attempt in general should be noted. This will not be the last time we hear about it, I can assure you …
Here’s what’s exclusive to Deadline:
In a surprising twist, we learned that Brett Ratner is planning a directing comeback for his long-standing passion project about the pop duo Milli Vanilli.
Millennium Media is partnering with Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment on this project and is launching sales ahead of the upcoming virtual EFM.
This would be Ratner’s first directorial assignment since Hercules 2014.
In November 2017, seven women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment and misconduct, which resulted in Warner Bros. severing ties with the producer-director with whom they had a lucrative deal.
Ratner, who has denied the claims, had since held back until recently, joining the ongoing GameStop frenzy by taking over the living rights of WallStreetBets founders Jaime and Joel Rogozinski.
The rush hour director has been linked to the unnamed Milli Vanilli biopic for over a decade. It was originally formed with The Kennedy / Marshall Company.
The rights to life were bought from band member Fab Morvan, and the film is said to feature all of the group’s hits, including songs by Diane Warren (guilty of the rain) and Kevin Liles (girl you know was true). The script was written by Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour). Liles will be an executive producer.
The Franco-German R&B duo Milli Vanilli enjoyed great success in the late 80s and early 90s before a lip-synching scandal shook their career and band member Rob Pilatus died at the age of 32.
Stay tuned for more …