Thursday, February 15, 2007

We bet it'll be a silent movie

It surely isn't a tale that warrants more than an after-school special, but someone has come up with a plan to make a movie out of the the Milli Vanilli story.

Universal, in fact. A proper studio. But then again, of course, they were on a proper record label.

It's going to be made by that bloke who was responsible for Catch Me If You Can:

[T]he 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.

Is there really enough story here to justify an entire film? Unless there was some behind-the-scenes crime-fighting or superhero action going on, or a scene along the lines of "Rob, if we don't go on Soul Train and open and close our mouths for three minutes, he says he's gonna detonate that nuke in the middle of Manhattan", you're left with a fairly slight plot.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"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"

in the opinions of many, he could be talking about nearly every big pop act of the last 30 years...

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