David Bowie movie Stardust releases first trailer

Joe Anderton
·2-min read
Photo credit: IFC Films
Photo credit: IFC Films

From Digital Spy

David Bowie is the latest legendary musician to have their life turned into a film with Stardust.

The film premieres at the Raindance Film Festival in London tonight (October 28), with a general release date not known at this time.

What we do have is this trailer, which shows us that the film is about the 'Life On Mars?' singer struggling to establish both a career and an identity for himself, culminating in his iconic Ziggy Stardust look.

Photo credit: IFC Films
Photo credit: IFC Films

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Bowie is being played Johnny Flynn, who you might recognise from ITV's Vanity Fair, the BBC's recent Les Miserables or this year's Emma film.

The film hasn't received the blessing of Bowie's family, and therefore does not include any of his songs.

It's also not being described as a biopic.

Photo credit: IFC Films
Photo credit: IFC Films

Speaking last year, the star's son, director Duncan Jones, confirmed that he and his family had no involvement with the project.

He tweeted at the time: "Pretty certain nobody has been granted music rights for ANY biopic... I would know.

"I'm not saying this movie is not happening. I honestly wouldn't know.Im saying that as it stands, this movie won't have any of dads music in it, & I can't imagine that changing. If you want to see a biopic without his music or the families blessing, thats up to the audience."

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