Paramount+ picks up Milli Vanilli doc about infamous R&B duo

Milli Vanilli

Paramount+ has picked up feature documentary Milli Vanilli, about the infamous German R&B duo, for exclusive premiere on the streaming service later this year.

The film, from MTV Entertainment Studios and MRC, will launch on Paramount+ in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria in the fall.

It tells the story of Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, who became fast friends during their youth in Germany. With Rob coming from a broken home and Fabrice having left an abusive household, they shared a similar upbringing, as well as a future goal: to become famous superstars.

In a few short years, their dreams came true. Their first album went platinum six times in 1989, and their hit song Girl You Know It’s True sold more tha 30 million singles worldwide. Rob and Fab, better known as Milli Vanilli, became the world’s most popular pop duo in 1990 and won the Grammy for Best New Artist. However, their ascension to success came with a devastating price that ultimately led to their infamous undoing.

Milli Vanilli is directed and produced by Luke Korem, and produced by Bradley Jackson, MRC, Keep On Running Pictures and MTV Entertainment Studios. Hanif Abdurraqib, Kim Marlowe and and Fulwell 73’s Richard Thompson serve as executive producers.

“For over 30 years, the story of Milli Vanilli – in particular Rob and Fab – has been reduced to sensational headlines,” says director Luke Korem. “With this documentary, we pull back the curtain on pop music. Featuring interviews with the real singers, record executives, the producer mastermind behind the deception and exclusive interviews with Rob and Fab, we unveil the truth of this complex, exciting and dramatic story.”

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