Following their success on “Searching for Sugar Man,” Universal Music Group and Passion Pictures are re-teaming to produce a documentary feature about the life of INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence.
Hutchence’s friend and filmmaker Richard Lowenstein (“He Died with a Felafel in His Hand,” “Say a Little Prayer”) will direct. Lowenstein has reportedly been “working on the definitive documentary film journey into the heart and soul of this complex, shy, poetic and exceptionally charismatic man for many years.”
Lowenstein is deeply familiar with the material, directing the majority of Hutchence and INXS’s music videos along with the singer’s only lead role in a film – 1986’s “Dogs in Space”. Hutchence’s daughter Tiger Lily will be a beneficiary of the film’s proceeds.
The story of Hutchence was most recently adapted into the 2014 Australian mini-series “Never Tear Us Apart” with “Black Sails” star Luke Arnold as the singer and the likes of Damon Herriman and Hugh Sheridan in supporting roles.