NME is reporting that Bradley Cooper might play Barry Gibb in an upcoming biopic about the Bee Gees. Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and Paramount are also expected to be part of the film. Also expected to write the project will be Anthony McCarten, who wrote the screenplay for Bohemian Rhapsody.
While discussing the biopic, McCarten reveals, “I’ve flown down to Miami and had two long meetings with Barry. The way that you work, it’s a partnership and you join hands, and I always try to make them aware very early on that this is not a photograph, it’s a painting.” He adds, “It’s impressionistic by its very nature and I have to be given room to move, and there may be aspects that you struggle with but if we leave those out, it’ll be dramatically inert and do you want a bad movie?”
Barry Gibb is the only member of the Bee Gees that is still alive. Maurice passed away in 2003, and Robin died in 2012.