Florian Gallenberger has been hired to rewrite and direct an upcoming biopic on the lip-synching 80s duo Milli Vanilli. The story will explore the chart topping rise and quick demise of these Grammy winners who were forced to give their trophies back.

Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan were hired by record producer Frank Farian to serve as the faces behind a pop group he had concocted in German. Farian already had the hit songs Blame It On The Rain and Girl You Know It's True completed when the two models came aboard. The group was an instant smash with constant rotation on MTV, but soon after they won their Grammy, Frank Farian exposed his own group as a fraud. It seems that Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan didn't want to record a second album unless they were allowed to sing on it, and Farian was strongly against the idea.

In the aftermath of being exposed, Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan had their Grammy Awards taken away, a class action lawsuit was filed, and the act was dropped from their Arista Records contract.

Milli Vanilli was originally set up at Universal Pictures. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will now produce the project independently with Jeff Nathanson.

B. Alan Orange