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Girl You Know It’s True

August 9, 2024
2hr 4min
Status: upcoming

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Girl You Know It’s True Movie Details:

Country Germany
South Africa
United States
Language English
GenreBiography, Drama, Music
Release dateDecember 21, 2023 (Germany)
August 9, 2024 (United States)
Running time2hr 4min
StarringElan Ben Ali
Tijan Njie
Matthias Schweighöfer
Graham Rogers
Directed by Simon Verhoeven
Screenplay bySimon Verhoeven
Produced bySimon Verhoeven
Quirin Berg
Max Wiedemann
Kirstin Winkler
Cinematography by Jo Heim
Edited by Elena Schmidt
Felix Schmerbeck
Alexander Berner
Music bySegun Akinola
Production CompanyLeonine Productions
Wiedemann & Berg Film
Sentana Film
Voltage Pictures
Distributor Leonine Studios (Germany)
Vertical (North America)

Girl You Know It’s True Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Elan Ben Ali as Fabrice Morvan
    Tijan Njie as Rob Pilatus
    Matthias Schweighöfer as Frank Farian
    Graham Rogers as Todd Headlee
    Bella Dayne as Milli
    Tijan Marei as Carmen Pilatus
    Samuel S. Franklin as John Davis
    Mitsou Jung as Melly
    Penelope Frego as Stefania
    Roxanne Rittmann as Emily
    Nico Ehrenteit as Michael


Dancers Pilatus and Morvan rose to fame in the late 1980s, became stars with No.1 hits, and won a Grammy. The duo never sang a word in their songs and the truth was revealed, they started as one of the biggest scandals in music history.

About Girl You Know It’s True Movie:

Girl You Know It’s True is a biographical film about the controversial late-1980s/early-1990s music duo Milli Vanilli that caused one of the most infamous scandals in international pop music. Between 2021 and 2022, German-Austrian filmmaker Simon Verhoeven wrote, directed, and co-produced the biopic, produced by Wiedemann & Berg Film, with Leonine as the theatrical distributor, and released in cinemas in late 2023. The movie stars Tijan Njie and Elan Ben Ali as the lip-synching stage artists Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan respectively, and Matthias Schweighöfer as the instigating music producer/manager Frank Farian.

Filming took place in Munich, Berlin, Cape Town, and Los Angeles in 2021 and 2022 with filming continuing until the end of the year. Filming was confirmed to have wrapped in December 2022, and in February 2023 Voltage Pictures was announced to have acquired worldwide sales (excluding Germany). They were taking the film to the European Film Market.

The film was released towards the end of 2023. Its North American premiere took place at the 2024 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco with Morvan in attendance. In June 2024, Vertical acquired North American distribution rights to the film, planning a day-and-date release on August 9, 2024.