Millennium Media is no longer involved in the sale or production of the Brett Ratner film Milli Vanilli, Variety Has confirmed.
However, the project has other bidders and investors who are fully financing production, according to RatPac. Millennium and RatPac Entertainment released a joint statement Wednesday on the decision.
“In the immediate aftermath of the announcement of the long-running film Milli Vanilli, the project submitted multiple competitive bids and a group of private equity investors has emerged who are fully funding the film to begin production shortly,” he says. the notice. “Millennium will not sell the film on EFM or participate in the production.”
Ratner’s biopic of lip-sync musicians of the ’80s and’ 90s was announced on February 19 ahead of the Berlin Film Festival market, and is expected to be the director’s return to cinematography following the allegations. of inappropriate sexual conduct. In November 2017, seven women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused the director of sexual harassment and misconduct, prompting Warner Bros to cut ties with Ratner.
In a statement on February 20, Time’s Up said Ratner should not be granted a comeback in the industry.
“TIME’S UP was born out of the national tally on sexual harassment in the workplace,” said Tina Tchen, president and CEO of the Time’s Up Foundation in response to the news. “Our movement is the product of countless acts of bravery by many survivors, including those who spoke out about what they endured at the hands of Brett Ratner.”
Tchen continued, adding that Ratner has not adequately addressed the allegations and has instead filed lawsuits against the women who came forward.
Ratner not only never acknowledged or apologized for the damage he caused, but he also filed lawsuits in an attempt to silence the voices of the survivors who came forward, a tactic straight out of the predator’s playbook. You can’t go away for a couple of years and then resurface and act like nothing happened. We have not forgotten it, nor will we forget it. And Millennium Media shouldn’t either. There should be no return. #wewontforgetbrett “.