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Big Rumor: Steven Spielberg To Direct Bee Gees Biopic (Probably Not)

The Playlist By Jessica Kiang | The Playlist October 18, 2010 at 3:08AM

We hate propagating what will surely be debunked as b.s. later in the day, but since it's caught on like wildfire, perhaps you'll appreciate another take on it. Talk of a Bee Gees biopic has been batted around for a few years now. Hell, what musical group worth its salt hasn't had a film biopic proposed about them?
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We hate propagating what will surely be debunked as b.s. later in the day, but since it's caught on like wildfire, perhaps you'll appreciate another take on it. Talk of a Bee Gees biopic has been batted around for a few years now. Hell, what musical group worth its salt hasn't had a film biopic proposed about them?

But according to a Daily Mail report, not written by the trustworthy Baz Bamigboye, a biopic is moving forward. "The movie is going to be done by some very important people. It will be our life story. Barry and I will be involved in the technical side," said 60-year-old Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (Maurice Gibb died in 2003 at the age of 58).

The Daily Mail asserts with no uncertainty that Steven Spielberg is going to be that important person, and will be in the director's chair, but we don't buy that for a second. We'll assume the publication did talk to the Bee Gees and were told some things about the potential talent involved, but Spielberg has a myriad of projects on the go and it's doubtful he'd spend his valuable time helming a movie about a British, Beatles wanna-be pop band that became the biggest group in the world by converting to disco.

Maybe he's involved as an executive producer? That's possible. But director? We'll believe it when we see it. At ease.
-Edward Davis


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