Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures, “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King and upstart Sister production/development company will bring the musical story of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb to the big screen.
Paramount owns the rights to their songs, with some of their most notable hits — such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “How Deep Is Your Love” and “More Than a Woman” — giving voice to the soundtrack of the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever,” which starred John Travolta.
The joint venture makes sense, as Paramount scored a hit last spring with the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” (starring Taron Egerton) and King’s 2018 film “Bohemian Rhapsody” landed four Oscars, including a Best Actor win for Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
The Bee Gees won five Grammy Awards during their decades-long career and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Barry — known for his soaring falsetto voice — was knighted at Buckingham Palace in 2018 and is the only surviving brother of the Australian group; Robin died in 2012 and Maurice died in 2003. Another singing brother, Andy — who was a solo hitmaker and not a member of the group — died of heart issues at age 30 in 1988.
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