He’s known more for his Shakespeare adaptations, but Kenneth Branagh is getting set to dive deep into disco. Variety reports that Branagh has signed on to direct a film for Paramount about the Bee Gees.
The untitled project will tell the story of how Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb became one of the best-selling pop groups of all time. The movie is being produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Graham King via GK Films. King produced the 2018 Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Barry Gibb himself will serve as executive producer. He is the only surviving Gibb brother. Maurice died in 2003. Robin passed away in 2012. They were both preceded in death by the youngest Gibb brother, Andy, in 1988.
No word yet on casting or a release date for Kenneth Branagh’s film. The Bee Gees are also the subject of the 2020 HBO documentary, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.