Brett Ratner’s Milli Vanilli Biopic Dropped By Production Company
Production company Millennium Media has announced that they will no longer participate in Brett Ratner‘s planned biopic film about Milli Vanilli. It would have been the filmmaker’s first project as a director since he was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017.
Last week, Deadline reported that Ratner would be directing the film with his company, RatPac Entertainment would be producing with Millennium Media. A day after the announcement, Time’s Up released a statement condemning the director, “There should be no comeback,” they said.
“Not only diid Ratner never acknowledge or apologize for the harm he caused but he also filed lawsuits in an attempt to silence the voices of survivors who came forward – a tactic right out of the predator’s playbook,” the statement said. “You don’t get to go away for a couple years and then resurface and act like nothing happened. We have not – and will not – forget. And Millennium Media shouldn’t either.”
In a joint statement, RatPac and Millennium did not address the comment but said, “On the heels of the announcement of the long testing Milli Vanilli movie, the project fielded multiple competitive bids and a group of private equity investors have emerged that are fully financing the movie to being producing shortly.” They also stated that Millennium will no longer “be involved in the production.”
In 2017, seven women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct. Warner Bros. cut all ties with the director shortly after. Ratner has denied all allegations. He even sued a woman who accused him of sexual assault.
Ratner has not directed a movie since 2014’s Hercules.