A Bee Gees biopic has been confirmed, being made by Bohemian Rhapsody producer

music news 04/11/2019

The Bee Gees are the next musical group having their lives turned into a big screen hit.

According to Deadline, Graham King - who produced Bohemian Rhapsody - has joined with Paramount Pictures and production company Sister to create the new project.

The film has yet to be written or cast, but Paramount have bought the rights to the Bee Gees songs from the Gibb Estate on behalf of King.

This means that the film will be able to use songs from the trio's back catalogue.

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb started singing together as the Bee Gees in the late 1950s, originally in Australia and then in the UK after their songs were heard by Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

They split briefly in 1970, and then returned bigger than ever thanks to their soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever.

This film follows the hugely successful biopics for Sir Elton John, Freddie Mercury and Queen as well as upcoming biopics for Boy George, Dusty Springfield and Céline Dion.