How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’TheWrap
HBO Documentary Films has acquired the North American rights to âThe Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,â a documentary about disco icons directed by Frank Marshall.
âHow Can You Mend a Broken Heartâ was a selection from the canceled Telluride Film Festival this year, and HBO will air it later this year and then make it available on HBO Max.
Marshall’s film tells the story of Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb by examining their sibling relationship and how they came to write over 1,000 songs and 20 # 1 hits.
“How Can You Mend a Broken Hearts” is presented by Polygram Entertainment and is produced by Kennedy / Marshall and White Horse Pictures in association with Diamond Docs. Marshall also produces alongside Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa, as well as Mark Monroe.
The film is produced by David Blackman, Jody Gerson, Steve Barnett, Nicholas Ferrall, Cassidy Hartmann and Ryan Suffern. It was written by Mark Monroe with history consultant Cassidy Hartmann.
âLike so many people, I have loved Bee Gees music my entire life,â Marshall said in a statement. âBut discovering their weird creative instincts and the treasure of music, their humor and their loyalty has been 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.
“It is an honor to tell the story of the Bee Gees – as iconic brothers, superstars and songwriters – and to highlight their incredible careers and the global impact of their music,” Gerson, CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group said in a statement.
âThis is the story of how three brothers with primordial musical gifts created music that touched the collective subconscious on five continents for five decades in a row,â Sinclair said in a statement. âIt’s brotherhood and family, creativity, fun, joy and tragedy. We all feel very privileged to be involved.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” writer Anthony McCarten is currently writing a biopic about the Bee Gees’ career for Paramount.
Deadline first reported the news.