Bradley Cooper has reportedly been asked to play the role of Barry Gibb in the upcoming Bee Gees biopic.
According to Baz Bamigboye’s column in the Daily Mail newspaper, the ‘A Star Is Born’ actor has been contacted by producers over the possibility of playing the eldest of the Gibb brothers, who enjoyed global chart-topping with younger brothers Robin and Maurice.
The film is set to follow the group from the time they arrived in London from Australia and had their first number one hit with ‘Massachusetts’ in 1967.
The band unravelled in subsequent years with substances, pills and booze involved, before Barry led a revival in the 1970s as the Bee Gees embraced a disco sound.
Barry is the last surviving member of the group, as Maurice died in 2003 and Robin passed away in 2012.
The untitled movie is yet to get a director but is to be produced by Graham King, who worked on the Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
Paramount Pictures are also involved in the film and have purchased the rights from the Gibb estate to use the Bee Gees classic music.
Paramount were recently involved in ‘Rocketman’, which starred Taron Egerton as Elton John.
The motion picture is being written by Anthony McCarten, who has become much sought-after scripting flicks such as ‘The Theory of Everything’, ‘Darkest Hour’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
Each film has earned Best Actor Oscars for leading men Eddie Redmayne, Gary Oldman and Rami Malek respectively.
Bradley already has experience of singing on camera, having played Jackson Maine in the critically acclaimed ‘A Star Is Born’.
But the actor will reportedly still receive assistance to hit the high notes reached by the Bee Gees.