By Travis Johnson

Universal Music Group and Passion Pictures are producing a feature documentary on the life and career of late INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence. Richard Lowenstein, who directed Hutchence in the seminal Australian punk movie, Dogs in Space, is on board.

Lowenstein has released a statement, which reads in part: “I have 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. To be able to embark on this film now with such great partners as UMG, the U.K.’s Passion Pictures, Ghost Pictures, Chris [Murphy, INXS manager] and INXS is extremely exciting and I know that together we are going to tell this story like no one else can.”

The announcement follows on from Universal Music Group’s prior success with the Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy. The group are also producing Eight Days A Week, Ron Howard’s Beatles film, wih further film and television projects in development.

UMG’s David Blackman noted, “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. We have assembled an incredible team that is committed to telling Michael’s story and providing the world with a portrait of a man who left behind an enduring musical and cultural legacy.”

The film is expected to have a late 2017 release.

  • Eva Renee ogee
    Eva Renee ogee
    23 September 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Can’t wait to see it!

  • Amy
    16 June 2017 at 5:10 pm

    I recently read an article that was very interesting and wondering if Mr. Lowenstein has heard about it. It was a very well written one that described a mafia involvement through Michael’s account that is one plausible reason for his untimely death. It’s on the web and hearing that he had defensive wounds on his hands makes one wonder ! I am looking forward to this as Richard was a good friend I believe ! If you the writer of this article can get through to Mr. Lowenstein you may want to inform him . Would love to see him elaborate on this subject. I never believed he killed himself he loved his baby to much .

Leave a Reply