Wednesday, July 27, 2011

INXS: Michael Hutchence-inspired film receives funding in Australia

A film inspired by the late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence may be headed to the big screen.

Screen Australia, the government’s key funding body for the film industry in that country, has approved financing aid for several new projects, including one billed as “a fictional account of rock stars like” Hutchence.

Writer/director Richard Lowenstein is producing “Michael” alongside Sue Murray; Domenico Procacci is executive producer and Scott Meek is script editing.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

“At the height of his internationally renowned career, a sudden blow to the head robs the famously sensual rock star of two of his most cherished senses. A series of personal battles follows, ending tragically with his death at the age of 37 the night before embarking on a world tour.”

Hutchence’s death in a Sydney hotel room in November, 1997 was deemed a suicide by the coroner; he was just 37.


INXS – New Sensation (1987)

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