Russian Pop Duo Tatu to Star in New Movie

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Russian pop duo tATu will star in a movie biopic, directed by Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields, The Mission, Super Mario Bros).

Singers Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova - famed for their controversial pseudo-lesbian image - will play themselves in the film.

The movie is based on the novel Tatu Come Back by Russian Parliament Deputy Aleksey Mitrofanov.

Called "Finding T.A.T.U" it’ll tell the story of how an American girl Janie and a Russian girl Lana head in search of their musical idols, T.A.T.U.

Janie Sawyer: 17. This beautiful, petite, brown-haired and brown-eyed American girl from New York is stuck living in Moscow with her "step-monster" Olga and absentee dad. She is miserable at her elite private school, insecure about her looks, and would trade all her wealth for a real relationship with her dad.

She and her new best friend and crush Lana escape to a t.A.T.u. concert, win a singing contest, and enter the wild nightlife of Moscow, where Janie’s drug addiction takes its toll. Ultimately she overcomes her demons and starts a new life with Lana by her side.

Lana: 17. Tall, lean and drop-dead gorgeous, poor but confident, this blonde-haired, green-eyed Russian girl lives in a small village with her mother and works at a meat packing plant. She hates it there and dreams of becoming a model or a singer like her idols t.A.T.u.

She comes to Moscow to meet her new best friend and crush Janie and attend a t.A.T.u. concert, and is overwhelmed by the glamour and opulence of the big city. Independent-minded and talented, she is embarrassed when Edward, the modeling agent, rejects her, but her dreams are eventually realized when her poems and songs get t.A.T.u’s attention.