By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      Seventeen years ago, Milli Vanilli won a Grammy for best new artist and was given praise for their hit album, “Girl, You Know It’s True.” Little did everybody know that the two dudes that were dancing around in the videos, Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, weren’t the actual cats singing on the record. The background story to their life is full of deception, betrayal and heartbreak and all of it is coming to the big screen.

      Universal Pictures have acquired the rights to the film and it will be written and directed by Jeff Nathanson, who is writing Rush Hour 3 with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.

      "I’ve always been fascinated by the notion of fakes and frauds, and in this case, you had guys who pulled off the ultimate con, selling 30 million singles and 11 million albums and then becoming the biggest laughing-stocks of pop entertainment," Nathanson told Variety. "Fabrice had always refused to sell their rights; he was very cautious of Hollywood after all he’d been through. But my intention is to tell this story from their point of view."

       There’s no word on when the film is to begin production or who will portray Rob and Fabrice.