A biopic about the life of The Bee Gees has reportedly been given the go-ahead.
Steven Spielberg and Richard Curtis are reportedly among the filmmakers who have previously failed in their efforts to make the film documenting the lives of the iconic family pop band – older brother Barry Gibb, and twins Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb.
However, now, according to Robin’s widow Edwina Gibb, the family is in talks to bring the trio’s story to the big screen.
“Our film is in the bag. We want to get the right writers. We are in discussions,” she told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper. “We have to get agreements from the three families – Barry, Yvonne (Maurice’s widow) and myself. It’ll be interesting.”
The film is expected to chart the brothers’ rise from child performers in the 1950s, to a Beatles-inspired pop trio in the 1960s and kings of disco in the 1970s.
Back in 2010, it was reported that Spielberg was to make a movie about the Bee Gees, and at the time, Robin seemingly confirmed the project.
“Barry and I will be involved in the technical side,” he said.
However, Robin sadly passed away in 2012 due to complications from cancer and intestinal surgery. He was 62.
Twins Maurice and Robin and their older brother Barry sold more than 200 million records during their decades-long career, including their iconic soundtrack to the John Travolta classic, “Saturday Night Fever” in 1977.
Following Maurice’s death from cardiac arrest during surgery in 2003, Barry and Robin ceased performing as the Bee Gees, instead focusing on producing and solo projects.
Barry, 72, rhe sole surviving member of the pop trio, last appeared on stage at the Glastonbury music festival, where he performed a string of classic Bee Gee hits, including “Stayin’ Alive” and “Jive Talkin'”.
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