Michael Hutchence ... his story is set for the big screen. Photo: AP
A former Hollywood screenwriter is planning to bring the life story of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence to the big screen.
Bobby Galinsky revealed on Sydney radio station 702 that the proposed project, titled Two Worlds Colliding, is based on the book Just a Man: The Real Michael Hutchence. The biography was authored by the late singer's mother and sister following his death in 1997.
INXS were founded in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, and went on to have several No 1s in Australia and around the world, with hits including Need You Tonight, Suicide Blonde and New Sensation. In 1997 Hutchence was found dead in a hotel room, with the official coroner ruling the death a suicide.
Appearing on the 702 Drive show, Galinsky revealed his screenplay was "from the family's side as Michael being a son, a brother, a friend". He added: "It's not a sex, drugs and rock'n'roll tabloid situation. Who was Michael Hutchence? What drove him? What were his demons? What were his loves?"
According to Galinsky, casting on the project is expected to begin next year. The screenwriter's best-known work is on the 1990 Kiefer Sutherland thriller Flatliners, but he has been based in Australia since 1994.