The Bee Gees Are Getting Their Own Movie Biopic

There is a Bee Gees biopic in the works
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  • A Bee Gees biopic is in the works. 
  • The producer who brought us ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Rocketman’ is working on the new movie. 
  • For instance, it is currently in pre-production mode.

 

After the success of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, the producers are bringing us another biopic. This one will feature the Bee Gees! The producer Graham King bought life rights to the family estate and all of their music. This means the real music will be featured in the new film.

In addition, Paramount Pictures is also reportedly working with Graham on the film. So far, the script has not been written. No casting decisions have been made either. We will keep you updated. Graham is responsible for Bohemian Rhapsody, which brought in over $900 million worldwide and won four Oscar awards.

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A Bee Gees biopic is in the works

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Bee Gees / Flickr

The Bee Gees was a band comprised of three brothers named Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The manager of the Beatles heard and shared their music with Robert Stigwood and the rest is history. They started out in the ’50s but grew to popularity in the ’70s.

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In addition, their huge claim to fame was working on the soundtrack for the movie Saturday Night Fever. They wrote all of the songs in one weekend after being given a rough draft of the movie script. That’s right, the classics like “Night Fever” and “Staying Alive” were all written by the brothers in two days.

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‘Saturday Night Fever’ / Paramount Pictures

The Bee Gees did start to receive criticism that they sounded too much like the Beatles. However, John Lennon himself loved the Bee Gees and said they were unique.

According to Little Things, he said, for instance, “All music is rehash. There are only a few notes. Just variations on a theme. Try to tell the kids in the Seventies who were screaming to the Bee Gees that their music was just The Beatles redone. There is nothing wrong with the Bee Gees.”

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Barry Gibb / David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Barry is the only member of the Bee Gees still alive

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Unfortunately, Barry Gibb is the only Bee Gees member still alive. Maurice died in 2003 after complications from emergency surgery. Robin died in 2012 after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Barry will likely work on the biopic to ensure its accuracy.

We can’t wait for the Bee Gees biopic! We will update you as we learn more about the film’s production. In conclusion, watch a past performance from the Bee Gees:

https://youtu.be/XpqqjU7u5Yc

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