Bee Gees biopic to be brought to the big screen

Bohemian Rhapsody was a huge moneymaker, raking in nearly a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.

And that film’s producer Graham King hopes lightning strikes twice, with Entertainment Weekly announcing on Thursday that he’s set to give the Bee Gees the same treatment.

The forthcoming musical biopic will ‘follow the world-renowned English-Australian group’s rise to fame after their humble beginnings in 1958,’ say the industry publication.

King and movie studio Paramount ‘purchased the life rights to the Gibb family estate, and thus will be able to use the group’s biggest hits in the movie.’
The Isle of Mann-born musical trio consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

They first achieved chart success after moving to Australia with their single Spicks and Specks, before moving to England in 1967.
The turning point in the brothers’ career came with their agreement to create the soundtrack for the film Saturday Night Fever in 1977.

The film and its soundtrack have long being credited with reviving the then flagging disco craze.

The Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, making them one of the best selling musical groups of all time.

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