Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Halloween Jack… facets of David Bowie are many, the image of the many characters he has embodied throughout his career, whether on the stage or behind the camera. Without doubt prompted by the success of Bohemian Rhapsody , dedicated to Fredie Mercury, the producers focus now on the life of the Thin White Duke: David Bowie will be starring in a biopic dubbed Stardust , for which shooting was scheduled to begin next June.
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The film will focus on his early days as Ziggy Stardust, the iconic alter ego of the singer. In 1971, at the age of 24 years, he has lived for nearly two months in the United States. This journey is a source of inspiration for David Bowie, who then imagine that avatar fictional and central figure of the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , published in 1972.
The actor Johnny Flynn will play the role of the singer. PA Photos/PA Photos/ABACA
And to slip into the skin of this great star of the music, this is the actor Johnny Flynn, seen in Jersey Affair and Genius , which has been chosen. The first wife of David Bowie, Angela Barnett, will be embodied by Jena Malone ( Hunger Games , Pride and Prejudice ). All led by the director Gabriel Range.
A biopic… without music
On the other hand, the music of the singer will indeed be absent from Stardust . The family of the interpreter’s Space Oddity has not given permission for the use of songs, as recalled by his son Duncan Jones on Twitter.
I think this journalist needs to do some investigative reporting. Pretty sure nobody has been granted music rights for ANY biopic… I would know.
Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 31, 2019
An announcement which is likely to cool down a little the enthusiasm of the fans of Ziggy, because it seems difficult to imagine a film about David Bowie without his greatest hits.