Barry Gibb is the only one of the trio who is still alive
A biographical film about the life of the Bee Gees has reportedly green light. Steven Spielberg and Richard Curtis would be covered by the filmmakers. Previously, he managed them not to make the film that the life of the iconic family band with older brother Barry Gibb and twins Robin and Maurice Gibb documents.
But now, according to Robin’s widow Edwina Gibb, the family in conversation around the story of the trio to the big screen. “Our film is in the bag. We want the right writers. We are in discussion”, she told the British newspaper Daily Mirror. “We have to make agreements with the three families – Barry, Yvonne (the widow of Maurice), and myself.” The film is expected to be the emergence of the brothers in mapping the kinderartiesten in the fifties, to a Beatles-inspired pop trio in the sixties, and the kings of disco in the seventies.
In 2010 it was reported that Spielberg is a movie about the Bee Gees was and Robin seemed like the project was also to confirm. “Barry and I will be involved in the technical side,” he said. However, Robin died, unfortunately, in 2012 as a result of complications of cancer and a darmoperatie. He was 62 years old.
The twins Maurice and Robin and their older brother Barry sold more than 200 million albums during their long career, including their iconic soundtrack for the John Travolta classic Saturday Night Fever in 1977.
After the death of Maurice from a cardiac arrest during an operation in 2003, stopped Barry and Robin with their performances as the Bee Gees. Instead, they founded themselves on producing and solo projects.
Barry, 72, the only surviving member of the trio, appeared last on stage at the Glastonbury music festival, with a series of classic Bee Gee Gee’s hits, including Stayin’ Alive and Jive Talkin’.