Back in 2019, it was announced that Graham King and Paramount will team up for a new film. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin will also attach to the project and the final project is supposed to be a Bee Gees biopic.
The biopic is still in production. It is reported that Paramount Pictures will bring the movie. Also, Paramount owns the rights to their songs, with greatest hits like, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ and ‘Love So Right’. Graham’s GK Films was the one that brought the box office hit Queen biopic. And now, they secured the rights to the Gibb brothers’ story as well.
But according to the Hollywood Reporter, Steven Spielberg was working on creating the Bee Gees‘ movie for more than 10 years. Firstly it was with DreamWorks and now, recently with his Amblin. Sadly, Amblin was unable to secure the rights from Barry Gibb previously. What’s been shared is that Amblin will finance 25 percent of the film with Paramount. Also, Speilberg was left out and unaware that the movie had been set up at Paramount.
Talking about King, he scored a huge hit with Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018. The movie grossed over $903 million at the global box office. Also, Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury won an Oscar for best actor.
The biopic had already received the green light back in 2019. It will most probably come out in 2024. Also, the cast of the movies has not been revealed yet, so it will be interesting to see who will play who.
The Bee Gees started their career in the late 1950s and hailed as a rock and roll and which evolved into a pop and R&B band. They also later on focused on disco music which was very successful. They had a big influence on disco and pop music in the 1970s. The band is among the best-selling music artists of all time. Bee Gees also won five Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Sadly, the band is only survived by one brother Barry Gibb.