Ridley Scott in Negotiations to Direct and Produce New Bee Gees Biopic

Ridley Scott is in negotiations to direct and produce the long-teased Bee Gees biopic, Deadline reports and Pitchfork can confirm. If confirmed, Scott will produce alongside Stacey Snider, GK Film’ Graham King, and Scott Free Productions’ Michael Pruss.

Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb is the executive producer of the new biopic, which will be distributed globally by Paramount Pictures. John Logan, who co-wrote Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and Alien Covenant, wrote the movie’s script.

Ridley Scott is the latest director connected to the Bee Gees biopic project. Kenneth Branagh was said, in 2021, to be the film’s director, and, at the time, the script was being handled by Ben Elton. The next year, John Carney was the new director attached to the film after Branagh reportedly had to cancel due to scheduling conflicts; John Logan was also brought on board to write the script. After Carney also had to depart for scheduling conflicts, Lorene Scafaria took the gig. Scott, of course, is now in negotiations to take over.

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