First Trailer for Germany’s Milli Vanilli Movie – ‘Girl You Know It’s True’
by Alex Billington
October 16, 2023
“What I’m looking for are *stars*!” Leonine Studios has revealed a trailer for a German movie called Girl You Know It’s True, about the infamous duo known as Milli Vanilli, referencing one of their biggest tracks. Paramount+ is also releasing their own official Milli Vanilli doc this fall – it’s streaming next week on their platform (in the US only). This movie is a fictionalized biopic version of their story. Dancers Pilatus & Morvan rise to fame in the late 80s and become stars with No.1 hits, even winning a Grammy. However, the duo never sang a word in their songs, always lip syncing. When the truth is finally revealed, they stare into the abyss while the world witnesses one of the biggest scandals in music history. Starring Tijan Njie as Rob & Elan Ben Ali as Fab, plus Matthias Schweighöfer as their sketchy record producer Frank Farian. This is a German movie because Rob and Fab met and lived in Munich, and their “Milli Vanilli” fame started in Munich in the 80s with Farian. They eventually became globally recognized stars, of course. Not sure why they’re making a comeback in 2023 / 2024 with this doc + movie, but why not! “We are brothers. Forever.”
Here’s the official international trailer for Simon Verhoeven’s Girl You Know It’s True, from YouTube:
Milli Vanilli, consisting of German Rob Pilatus (Tijan Njie) & French Fab Morvan (Elan Ben Ali), became a music phenomenon in the late 1980s and early 1990s. With songs like “Girl You Know It’s True” and “I’m Gonna Miss You,” they stormed the charts around the world. Fab and Rob seemed to have a great career ahead of them – until it finally came out that they didn’t sing any of their songs themselves. What followed was one of the biggest crashes in music history. Fab and Rob had to give up their Grammy, the buyers of their albums were awarded compensation and it was over with Milli Vanilli. Girl You Know It’s True is directed by German actor / filmmaker Simon Verhoeven, 100 Pro, Men in the City 1 & 2, Friend Request, Welcome to Germany, and Nightlife, and a producer on the Milli Vanilli doc. Produced by Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Kirstin Winkler. Leonine will debut Girl You Know It’s True in German cinemas starting on December 21st, 2023 at the end of this year. No other international dates are set – stay tuned. Look good?