Hang on to your Grammys: The Best New Artist of 1990 is getting the long-overdue biopic treatment. Via Reuters:

The project will be written and directed for the General Electric Co.-controlled studio by Jeff Nathanson, who previously wrote the
Leonardo DiCaprio crime caper Catch Me If You Can. He has secured the cooperation of Milli Vanilli alumnus Fabrice Morvan, who has been pursuing a comeback for years, as well as the estate of his colleague, Rob Pilatus, who died of a drug overdose in 1998.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the notion of fakes and frauds, and in this case, you had 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,” the paper quoted Nathanson as saying.

Bank on revisionists finding new merit in the group’s once-ubiquitous radio hits, sending the film soundtrack to #1. If only Rob could see it! Who do you see playing the dreaded duo? The title has gotta be Blame It On The Rain, but let us know if you’ve got something better in mind. Times got tough for Rob and Fab, but this is how we’ll always remember ’em.

Comments (20)
  1. gerald  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    Don Cheadle for both roles?

  2. Dave  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    Kal Penn and Jaleel White.

  3. tim  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    kennan and kel

  4. Jeff  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    Donald Faison and Taye Diggs

  5. Todd Bridges and Tiki Barber

  6. jon  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    cheech and chong?

  7. what is this

  8. Dave  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    Jeff wins. Faison would totally do it, too.

  9. jed2  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    I’ve got a good title for this movie- how about “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Interesting”.

  10. How ’bout LENNY KRAVITZ for one of the roles?!

  11. Al Franken and Beyonce

  12. pAuL  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    terrence howard as rob and taye diggs as fab

  13. Nogi  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    Tyra Banks and Tyra Banks

  14. Will E. Maykit  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    Mike Ditka and Dakota Fanning

  15. Tyler  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    Mario Van Peebles for the light-skinned fella.

  16. Uh duh–Eddie Murphy as both of them.

  17. Fonz  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2007 0

    Gary colman and jimmie walker

  18. The Wayans brothers (er, the talented ones, Keenen and Damon) have already proved they can do it:

  19. joe  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2007 0

    joe saunders should be in the james brown movie where and when can he audition

  20. Lili  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2007 0

    Terence Trent D’arby as Rob, Taye Diggs as Fab

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