Casting Couch: Milli Vanilli

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.