Date: 2nd May 2006

Depp to play Michael Hutchence?

Johnny Depp is being lined-up to play Michael Hutchence in a new biopic of the rock star.

The film due to be directed by the INXS frontman's brother Rhett, Slide Away will be filmed in Australia with the cooperation of the Hutchence estate.

Stars including Rachel Griffiths, Eric Bana, Sienna Miller and Naomi Watts are also being lined-up to appear in the film reports Digitalspy.

Source: Press Release