Screenwriter Bobby Galinsky is working on a film about Australian rock star Michael Hutchence, who died 15 years ago this week.
The film will be called Two Worlds Colliding. It will be based on the book Just A Man: The Real Michael Hutchence, written by late singer's mother and sister, BBC News reports.
"It's a very big task. This is something I've wanted to do for over a decade," Galinsky told ABC Radio Sydney.
Bobby Galinsky is best known for the 1990 film Flatliners, which stars Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts.
He is planning to make Two Worlds Colliding along the same lines as Ray and Walk The Line, The AFP News Agency reports. He wants the film to be "about a life, not a chapter."
"We'd like to start in his childhood and what made the man, then the evolution of when he got into INXS, and how that transformed him, and then of course, his personal life," Galinsky said.
He says has not yet decided who will play Michael Hutchence in the film.
Michael Hutchence was a huge rock star in the 1980s and 1990s. His band INXS, had numerous worldwide #1 hits including "Suicide Blonde."
On November 22, 1997, Hutchence was found dead in a hotel room in Sydney. He was 37.
A coroner ruled that Hutchence's death was a result of suffocation by hanging, BBC News reports. Hutchence was understood to have been depressed and under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
He left behind his daughter Tiger Lily from his relationship with British TV presenter Paula Yates. Yates died on September 17, 2000 from a heroin overdose.
Tiger Lily now lives Yate's former husband Bob Geldof, the AFP reports.
INXS continued on without Hutchence, but earlier this month, after 35 years, the group officially announced its retirement.