Biopic of INXS singer Michael Hutchence in the works

'Two Worlds Colliding' will tell story of late singer's life

Biopic of INXS singer Michael Hutchence in the works

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A biopic based on the life of INXS singer Michael Hutchence is currently in development, according to reports.

Rolling Stone says that Two Worlds Colliding will begin casting sessions next year, with writer Bobby Galinsky – who has wanted to work on the project for over a decade – to adapt the screenplay from the book Just A Man – The Real Michael Hutchence, which was written by the star's mother. The film will take its title from lyrics featured in the INXS track 'Never Tear Us Apart'.

Speaking about the film, Galinsky said: "It's from the family's side as Michael being a son, a brother, a friend. It's not a sex, drugs and rock & roll tabloid situation.

"Who was Michael Hutchence? What drove him? What were his demons? What were his loves?" he added.

Hutchence died in 1997. Earlier this month, INXS officially confirmed they were splitting up. The band formed in 1977 in Perth, Australia and went on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide, including six UK Top 10 albums. Their biggest success came with 1987's 'Kick', which sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

Speaking about the impact Hutchence's death had had on the group, drummer Jon Farriss said: "It's been 35 years for INXS as a live touring band and unbelievably it's been 15 years since we lost Michael. We lived for each other in the trenches and we loved each other. It was the six of us against the world and then suddenly and inexplicably we were but five. We were lost right at the moment we were on top."

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