A new film on former INXS frontman Michael Hutchence has been given the go-ahead. As reported by NME, the planned biopic currently goes by the working title Two Worlds Colliding, and will be based on 2000 biography Just a Man: The Real Michael Hutchence.
Writer Bobby Galinsky is on board to adapt the biography – written by Michael’s sister Tina Hutchence and mother Patricia – into a screenplay. Speaking with Encore Magazine, Galinsky revealed that he’d been after this project for more then a decade.
“I chased the idea 12 years ago but there was so much litigation and family issues, it looked too harsh. But recently I was made aware of Trevor Ray Field – who was good friends of Tina Hutchence – and he brought me the book,” Hutchence told Encore, according to NME.
“Over the course of the last month we negotiated the rights with Tina, and we hit the mark. I like music biopics to be about the person, not just sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. It’s going to be a heartfelt, interesting project about a complex life, like Ray or Walk The Line.”