Brett Ratner, who in 2017 was chased off the Warner lot – and from Hollywood, as a whole – after being accused of sexual harassment and assault, has announced a return to directing.
The “Rush Hour” director will reportedly direct a Milli Vanilli biopic for Millennium Media, producers of “Olympus has Fallen” and “The Expendables”, which will be offered to buyers at EFM. The project, which the 51-year-old had been working on for over a decade, was initially set up with the Kennedy-Marshall company.
Fab Morvan gave Ratner life rights and the thumbs up to make a film based on he and brother Rob Marvan’s musical ‘career’. Jeff Nathanson will pen the screenplay.
In November 2017, seven women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused the filmmaker of sexual harrassment and misconduct. As a result, Ratner’s regular go-to studio Warner Bros severed all ties and he was removed from a Hugh Hefner biopic he’d been working on.
Time’s Up president and CEO Tina Tchen issued a statement over the weekend that stated, “TIME’S UP was born out of the national reckoning on workplace sexual harassment. Our movement is a product of countless courageous acts by many survivors, including those who spoke out about what they endured at the hands of Brett Ratner.”
She continued, “Not only did 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. 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. There should be no comeback. #wewontforgetbrett.”