Bee Gees Documentary, ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Set For Release
A new Bee Gees documentary, entitled How Can You Mend A Broken Heart has been acquired by HBO in America, and there are plans to release it later this year.
While there’s no news on when or whether it will be released in the UK, it will be available in America via HBO this winter, and then to stream on HBO Max.
The film focuses on the extraordinary career of the Gibb brothers: Barry, Maurice and Robin. Directed by filmmaker Frank Marshall (whose previous work includes music bios Laurel Canyon; The Gift: The Journey Of Johnny Cash, and Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All, as well as films Jurassic World and The Bourne series), he told Deadline that, “Like so many people, I’ve loved the Bee Gees’ music all my life,” and that “…discovering their uncanny creative instincts and the treasure trove of music, their humor, and loyalty was a great two-year journey. We are very happy and proud to be with HBO, and it has been an honor to work on this project.”
The brothers’ incredible songwriting talents provided them with no fewer than 20 hits, and they also soundtracked the 70s, not least with their music for the 1977 film, Saturday Night Fever. The band, whose music has been varied since the early psychedelic sounds of their 60s recordings, via funk, disco and pop, also wrote and produced hits for many other artists across the decades, including Dionne Warwick, Barbra Streisand, and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
The Bee Gees life story has proved a source of inspiration for other filmmakers too, with Graham King – the producer behind the box office smash Bohemian Rhapsody, about the life of Freddie Mercury and Queen, has teamed up with Paramount Pictures and the production company Sister, to create a biopic about the group.