Depp playing Hutchence in INXS film?
The film even has a provisional title, SLIDE AWAY, which nods to the song that Hutchence dueted with U2's Bono on.
The producers have been talking to the creme de la creme of Australian writers including Stephen Elliott (Pricilla Queen of the Desert) and Jacqueline Perske (Little Fish, Love My Way).
Cast talent are also being mooted, with names like Johnny Depp, Hayden Christensen and Eric Bana being bandied about. Also being contemplated are Dakota Fanning/Sienna Miller, Naomi Watts, Eva Green, Patsy Kensit, Stephen Rea, Joss Ackland, Rachel Griffiths and Julie Walters.
There's also been rumour that Hutchence's father is upset with the idea of the movie, but the actual word is that he's helping out through his sons trust. I'd love to see this, some of the INXS songs are classic under Hutchence, and I feel a real sadness that he's not at the front belting out those tunes...but a biopic with Depp at the front?