‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ producer making new movie about the Bee Gees

A new biopic about music group the Bee Gees has been announced.

The producer of Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018’s hugely successful movie about Queen, is producing the film.

The Bee Gees have sold over 120 million records worldwide, with hits including You Should Be Dancing, How Deep Is Your Love, More Than a Woman, Stayin’ Alive, and Tragedy.

Born on the Isle of Man to English parents, brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb formed the group in 1958.

The trio were famous in the disco music era of the mid-to-late 1970s with their three-part tight harmonies.

Variety reports that the film “will centre on the life and times of the genre-spanning band, following the humble beginnings of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb into their journey to pop superstardom.”

Northern Irish actor and director Kenneth Branagh is set to direct the movie.

Branagh has previously directed All is True, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Disney’s Cinderella movie.

The film is being written by English comedian Ben Elton, best known for his work on Blackadder, The Young Ones, and Upstart Crow.

Bee Gees member Barry Gibb is on board as an executive producer.

Bohemian Rhapsody won four Oscars at the 91st Academy Awards, and was also nominated for Best Picture.

Kenneth Branagh returns as Poirot later this year in Death on the Nile, his much-delayed sequel to Murder on the Orient Express.

Bohemian Rhapsody is available on DVD on Amazon.