Milli Vanilli Biopic Producers Hope End of Ratner Deal Could Revive Long-Gestating Project
The history of the Untitled Millie Vanilli movie has been almost as much of a byzantine roller coaster ride as the duo’s infamous career.
The latest roadblock for the biopic, which dates back to a 2007 screenplay by fan Jeff Nathanson, who wanted to direct the film himself, was the demise of Brett Ratner’s $450 million co-financing deal with Warner Bros.
for his RatPac Entertainment, which the studio officially announced it wouldn’t renew on April 10.
The company was responsible for some of the studio’s biggest hits last year, including “Wonder Woman,” “It,” “Dunkirk” and “The Lego Batman Movie.”Ratner, the mercurial filmmaker, was set to take the director’s chair for the proposed $20-30 million production, helming his first project since 2014’s “Hercules.” Shooting was planned for both Berlin and Los Angeles, but once Ratner became the subject of sexual harassment accusations late last year, the momentum stopped.
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