UPDATED SEPT 13:
The Milli Vanilli documentary will premiere Oct 24, 2023 on Paramount+.
Paramount+ has acquired the rights to the Milli Vanilli documentary which is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, June 10th.
The Milli Vanilli documentary, titled after the duo, Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, explores their rise to fame and subsequent downfall after it was revealed that they didn’t sing on their records. The film is set to premiere on Paramount+ in the United States as well as in various international markets this fall.
The documentary, produced in collaboration with MRC and MTV Entertainment Studios, delves into the personal journeys of Rob and Fab, who shared a common dream of becoming famous superstars despite their challenging backgrounds. Their debut album achieved immense success in 1989, with platinum sales and a chart-topping hit single that sold millions of copies worldwide. However, their fame came at a price, leading to their infamous undoing.
Directed by Luke Korem, the documentary features exclusive interviews with the actual vocalists, record executives, and key individuals involved in the deception. With this film, Korem aims to reveal the truth behind the sensationalized headlines that have surrounded Milli Vanilli for over three decades. He expresses his enthusiasm for Paramount+ sharing their vision and bringing the documentary to audiences worldwide.
Fabrice Morvan, one half of Milli Vanilli, expressed his gratitude to Korem and the production team for their dedication in capturing the full story. He sees the documentary as an opportunity to provide closure and invites audiences to experience the rollercoaster journey they endured.
Paramount+ plans to release the documentary not only in the United States but also in Canada, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The acquisition of the documentary by Paramount+ signifies their commitment to offering compelling and thought-provoking content to their subscribers.
The Milli Vanilli documentary promises to shed light on the complexities and dramatic elements of the pop music industry, bringing a fresh perspective to a story that has long been reduced to sensational headlines. As audiences eagerly await its release, the film aims to provide an immersive and revealing experience into the true story of Milli Vanilli.