Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King is set to take part in the production of a new biopic about the story of the music legends Bee Gees. The group was formed by brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb in late 1950’s and sold more than 220 million records worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling bands of all times.
Graham King hopes to repeat the success of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, which grossed £687 million across the world and allowed Rami Malek to win an Oscar for best actor. To create the new Bee Gees biopic, King will team up with producer company Sister and with Paramount Pictures, which is the distributor the Elton John biopic Rocketman.
The new biopic will surely feature the band’s most famous songs. Paramount has indeed purchase the rights to the Bee Gees songs on behalf of King, unlike some other biopics in production now, including Stardust about David Bowie and Jimi: All Is By My Side, which did’t managed to buy music rights and won’t then feature legendary songs of the artists.
The movie hasn’t been written or caster yet, but featuring music from the Bee Gees will surely give an edge to the final product, making it one of the front runners for such prizes as the Oscars or Golden Globe awards.