Johnny Depp will NOT play Michael Hutchence in biopic

Johnny Depp laughed when a reporter asked if he was going to play the late INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence, in an upcoming film about his life. “It’s not true,” Johnny told a room full of reporters in Los Angeles during the promotion for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST. “No one ever approached me about it.” Johnny only heard about the Hutchence film, SLIDE AWAY, when a friend sent him a copy of a media report that claimed that not only had Johnny agreed to play Hutchence, but that Johnny’s girlfriend of the mid-’90s, Kate Moss, would be playing Hutchence’s girlfriend, Paula Yates. Laughing at the bizarre story, Johnny said that he didn’t think he was the right person to play Hutchence, anyway. “I knew him pretty well,” Johnny said. “He was kind of a glam guy. He was like a god, like a shaman, so I don’t think I’d be the guy.”