Rocketman. Bohemian Rhapsody. There’s been no shortage of biopics recently, documenting the meteoric rises (and sometimes falls) of some of the most influential musicians of our time. And it was only a matter of time before the lens was turned on the seismic David Bowie, following his death in early 2016.
Beast and Lovesick actor, folk singer and Man About Town cover star Johnny Flynn will step into the icon’s shoes in upcoming 2020 biopic Stardust.
Viewers will be afforded a chance to “meet David before Bowie” with the film following the legend as a young 24-year-old man in 1971 – embarking on his first road trip to America with his struggling publicist Ron Oberman (played by comedian and podcaster Marc Maron).
Stardust will allow a glimpse into the all-important moments that led to the creation of Bowie’s first and most iconic alter-ego: Ziggy Stardust.
Written and helmed by Emmy award-winning British filmmaker Gabriel Range (I Am Slave; Death of a President), the film also stars Jena Malone (Nocturnal Animals) as Bowie’s wife Angie.
Watch the first clip below, which sees Bowie expressing his concerns to Oberman around his American label’s doubts about his tour and record. In response, Oberman tells him that he’ll be ‘the biggest goddamn star in America’.
Stardust will be out in cinemas in 2020.