Sunday, November 25, 2012

INXS: Michael Hutchence film in the works

The story of the life and times of the late INXS singer Michael Hutchence is in the works.

702 ABC Sydney reports writer Bobby Galinksy is currently working on the film's screenplay which will be called "Two Worlds Colliding,” borrowing a line from the band’s hit, “Never Tear Us Apart.”

Galinsky is basing the storyline on a book called "Just a Man - The Real Michael Hutchence" penned by the singer's mother and sister.

"It's from the family's side as Michael being a son, a brother, a friend. It's not a sex, drugs and rock n roll tabloid situation," said the writer.

During the 80s, Hutchence was one of Australia's brightest stars and his band, INXS, had multiple number 1 hits around the world.

However, Hutchence died under mysterious circumstances in 1997. Officially, the coroner ruled his death a suicide while depressed and under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

No word yet on who will play the key role of Hutchence or any of the prominent people who were part of his life.

Casting is expected to begin in the New Year.

INXS recently announced their retirement as a live band. Despite several attempts at regrouping with various singers, INXS never recovered, commercially, following Hutchence’s passing.


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INXS: Michael Hutchence-inspired film receives funding in Australia
VIDEO: INXS rock The Tonight Show
INXS: J.D. Fortune is back
J.D. Fortune: INXS working on a “very rock” album
Singer J.D. Fortune back with INXS
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