A big screen biopic centred on the Bee Gees is in development, with John Carney – who gave us the brilliant Once and Sing Street – directing.

He’s replaced Kenneth Branagh, who’s possibly too busy shining the ‘Best Original Screenplay’ Oscar that he received for Belfast.

The people at GK Films are behind the project, and they have some skin in the musical biopic game already having already given us the massively successful Queen flick Bohemian Rhapsody.

There’s some pretty solid talent on board in the writing department, too, with John Logan – Gladiator, The Aviator, Skyfall – set to pen the script.

The movie follows the excellent HBO documentary How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, and surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb will executive produce, according to Deadline.

Born in the UK, the Bee Gees first found success as little tackers after moving to Australia. They had a string of hits through the 1960s and into the 1970s, before going supernova with their songs for Saturday Night Fever in 1977 (released in 1978 in Australia). They rode the disco wave like champions – and also went splat somewhat when the genre crashed to shore soon after, before resurrecting their career in the 1980s.

Here’s one of our all-time top Bee Gees guilty pleasures – and “Aaaaah!”, whatever that means…

The Bee Gees at JB