David Redfern/RedfernsA new Roy Orbison biopic is currently in the works, and it has the blessing of the late rock legend’s estate, according to Deadline.

Stand by Me writers Ray Gideon and Bruce Evans have been tapped to write the script for the film, to be titled The Big O: Roy Orbison. Orbison’s surviving children, Alex Orbison and Roy Orbison, Jr., will co-produce, and Wesley Orbison will co-executive produce the film, chronicling a life filled with triumph and tragedy.

Alex Orbison told Deadline, “The movie will mirror a Roy Orbison song: having triumph and tragedy, sometimes losing the girl and sometimes getting the girl, and ending on a high note. Our father’s life story has an undeniably cinematic quality to it. We feel that the telling of it is in extraordinarily capable hands with Bruce and Ray and the overall team that will bring The Big O Finally to the screen.”

Orbison broke onto the charts in 1956 with “Ooby Dooby,” and went on to score a number of hits, including “Crying,” “Only the Lonely” and “Oh, Pretty Woman.”

He suffered tragedy in the 1960s, when his wife Claudette died in a motorcycle crash, and sons Roy DeWayne Orbison and Anthony King Orbison died in a house fire.

Orbison’s musical journey continued into the late 1980s, when he died of a heart attack at age 52.

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