Documentary about INXS singer Michael Hutchence is in the works
A documentary about the life of INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence is in the works. Universal Music Group announced Monday that it’s producing a film about the famed musician with Passion Pictures, the company that produced 2012’s Oscar-winning rock-doc Searching for Sugar Man.
“Michael Hutchence was a musical genius who led one of the world’s biggest bands to global stardom, only to succumb to a tragic end,” UMG executive David Blackman said in a statement. “We have assembled an incredible team that is committed to telling Michael’s story and providing the world with a portrait of the man who left behind an enduring musical and cultural legacy.”
Formed in Australia in 1977, INXS found success stateside with massive singles such as 1985’s “What You Need” and 1988’s “New Sensation.” Hutchence died of suicide in 1997 at the age of 37. In 2005, the band’s remaining members participated in the reality show Rock Star: INXS to find a new lead singer for the band.
Hutchence’s daughter, Tiger Lily, will be a beneficiary of the film’s proceeds. No release details for the documentary have been announced at this time.