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LEONINE Studios and Wiedemann & Berg Movie reveal first look on Milli Vanilli biopic GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE

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  • Lead actors are Tijan Njie as Robert Pilatus and Elan Ben Ali as Fabrice Morvan
  • Matthias Schweighöfer stars as Milli Vanilli producer Frank Farian
  • Author and director is multi award-winning filmmaker Simon Verhoeven
  • Produced by Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, producers of the Academy Award® profitable characteristic movie THE LIVES OF OTHERS, the two-time Academy Award® nominated NEVER LOOK AWAY, and the groundbreaking Netflix Unique Collection DARK

Los Angeles, September 1, 2022 – European main LEONINE Studios reveals first look on its worldwide biopic GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE, produced by Wiedemann & Berg Movie.

After a 12 months of intense casting in 5 nations, newcomers Tijan Njie from Germany and Elan Ben Ali from France are set to painting the lead roles of the Milli Vanilli frontmen Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, the top-charting pop and R&B duo. Matthias Schweighöfer (Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer”, “Coronary heart of Stone”, “Military of the Useless”) is starring as German music producer Frank Farian. The solid additionally consists of Graham Rogers (“Ray Donovan”, “The Kominsky Methodology”, “Atypical”) as Milli Vanilli’s US assistant Todd and Bella Dayne (“People”, “Troy – Fall of a Metropolis”) as Milli, Farian’s right-hand.

LEONINE Studios and Wiedemann & Berg Movie reveal first look on Milli Vanilli biopic GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE

The movie is centered across the true story of the infamous scandal involving dancers Robert Pilatus’ and Fabrice Morvan’s rise to fame within the late Eighties as pop sensation Milli Vanilli. Orchestrated by music producer Frank Farian, they turned world stars with three No. 1 hits within the US. However solely a small circle of insiders know that the duo shouldn’t be singing however lip syncing to the voices of two different artists. On the peak of their fame, Milli Vanilli win the Grammy Award however the scenario behind the scenes escalates and the strain on Rob and Fab grows. When the reality is revealed, they stare into the abyss whereas the world witnesses one of many largest scandals in music historical past.

Multi award-winning filmmaker Simon Verhoeven is directing, primarily based on his unique screenplay GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE. Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, producers of the Academy Award® profitable movie THE LIVES OF OTHERS, the two-time Academy Award® nominated movie NEVER LOOK AWAY and the groundbreaking Netflix Unique Collection DARK are producing. Producer Kirstin Winkler (“2012”, “10,000 BC”, “Nameless”) is overseeing manufacturing.

Principal images takes place in Munich and Berlin (Germany), Capetown (South Africa) and Los Angeles (USA). Filming will wrap in December 2022. The movie follows a real language method and is shot virtually fully in English. The title echoes Milli Vanilli’s 1989 break-out hit GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE, initially written by the US Hip-Hop group Numarx and later coated by profitable music producer Frank Farian.

Kevin Liles, member of Numarx, legendary co-founder and CEO of music firm 300 Leisure is government producing alongside co-producers Simon Verhoeven, Frank Farian and Stefan Gärtner. Affiliate producers are Jasmin Davis, daughter of the late John Davis, and Brad Howell, who have been the true voices of Milli Vanilli and invaluable consultants within the growth section. Carmen Pilatus, sister of the late Rob Pilatus, Milli Vanilli’s former assistant Todd Headlee, and Ingrid Segieth aka Milli, Frank Farian’s right-hand, are additionally connected as affiliate producers.

Author and director Simon Verhoeven says: “GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE is charming on so many ranges. It not solely tells the spectacular rise of two underdogs making it to the zenith of showbiz inside one summer time, it additionally provides a captivating glimpse behind the scenes of that illusory world of fame and its generally tragic and unscrupulous machinations. Personally, I believe Rob and Fab didn’t need to grow to be the only real scapegoats of this scandal.”

Quirin Berg, Chief Artistic Officer and Chief Manufacturing Officer of LEONINE Studios: “GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE comes from the guts of a decade when MTV planted its flag on the moon and we have been in a position to see music, not simply hearken to it. Our movie celebrates Rob and Fab and what they achieved with Milli Vanilli and on the similar time Simon’s improbable screenplay additionally captures the complexity and finally tragic dimension that got here with it. He provides not simply an immensely entertaining tackle the story but in addition a layer of vital reflection that asks many questions which appear extra related right now than ever. It took a few years to safe the music rights and it’s an enormous milestone to see this mission in manufacturing now.”

The movie is produced by LEONINE Studios and Wiedemann & Berg Movie, in co-production with Sentana Movie, SevenPictures and Mediawan. The manufacturing is financially supported by German Federal Movie Fund (DFFF), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Movie Board (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg and Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Digitales. All rights are with LEONINE Studios.

Independently from LEONINE Studios’ characteristic movie, US leisure firm MRC is producing a documentary on Milli Vanilli, directed by Luke Korem. Korem additionally serves as a producer through his Carry on Working Photos. Bradley Jackson and Fulwell 73 additionally produce. Hanif Abdurraqib will government produce. Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Simon Verhoeven and Kirstin Winkler are serving as affiliate producers on this documentary mission as effectively.

Press contacts:
Theo Dumont, Alta International Media
E-mail: theo@altaglobalmedia.internet

Wiebke Doehla
Head of Fiction PR Wiedemann & Berg Movie and LEONINE Studios
Tel. +49 (0)89 999513 – 0
E-mail: w.doehla@w-b.movie

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