Milli Vanilli Documentary on Disgraced Music Duo Lands at Paramount Plus

Milli Vanilli Album Cover (Credit: Arista Records)

Paramount+ has acquired a new documentary on disgraced international R&B duo Milli Vanilli.

The film titled Milli Vanilli tells the true story of Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, two friends with big dreams who rose to the top of the music charts only to be sidelined by a lip-syncing scandal.

The documentary, which promises to “unveil the truth,” will make its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, June 10, before debuting on Paramount+ this fall.

“For over 30 years, the story of Milli Vanilli  — in particular Rob and Fab  — has been reduced to sensational headlines,” director Luke Korem said in a press release. “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.”

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Milli Vanilli was created in 1988. The duo became global superstars after releasing a string of hit tracks, including “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You,” “Blame It on the Rain,” and “Girl You Know It’s True.” They won the Best New Artist Grammy Award, but had short-lived success after news leaked that Morvan and Pilatus didn’t sing any of the vocals on their records.

After the duo was stripped of their Grammy, Morvan and Pilatus tried to make a comeback. But they were never able to reclaim their previous level of success.

Morvan was interviewed for the film.

“Finally, the true story of Milli Vanilli has been told!” said Morvan. “I’m thankful Luke Korem and his team went to the lengths that they did. The journey I returned to during the filming of this documentary didn’t leave any stone unturned. At last I can close this chapter in peace … Get ready to take a walk in our steel-toe boots.”

Pilatus died of a suspected drug overdose in 1998.

Milli Vanilli is produced by Bradley Jackson, MRC, Keep On Running Pictures and MTV Entertainment Studios. Hanif Abdurraqib and Kim Marlowe serve as executive producers.

The film premieres on Paramount+ in fall 2023.