The first clip for the David Bowie biographical movie was released. The scene shows the musician (Interpreted by Johnny Flynn) when he had 24 years-old discussing his efforts to conquest the U.S.A market with his publicist Ron Oberman (Interpreted by Marc Maron).
Watch the fist released clip from “Stardust”, David Bowie biographical movie:
The film is described by producers to show “David before Bowie”. Also, revealing the moments that inspired the musician to create his first and most famous alter ego “Ziggy Stardust”. The film is set in 1971, when a 24-year-old Bowie embarks on his first trip to America, only to be met with a world not yet ready for him.
When the movie was first announced in February 2019, the filmaker Duncan Jones, Bowie’s son tweeted in his official account that the was not authorized by the family and wouldn’t have songs from his father.
Duncan Jones said:
“Pretty certain nobody has been granted music rights for ANY biopic … I would know,” Jones declared. “I’m not saying this movie is not happening. I honestly wouldn’t know. I’m saying that as it stands, this movie won’t have any of Dad’s music in it, and I can’t imagine that changing. If you want to see a biopic without his music or the family’s blessing, that’s up to the audience.”
The film was scheduled to be released at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, but due to the Covid-19 outbreak it was postponed. However, the filmmakers decided to move forward with launching the film through a private online portal. In addition, on April 15, Film Constellation, which is handling international sales, will launch a micro-site for the film.
In an statement, the director and writter Gabriel Range said:
“I set out to make a film about what makes someone become an artist; what actually drives them to make their art. That someone is David Bowie, a man we’re used to thinking about as the star he became, or as one of his alter egos: Ziggy Stardust; Aladdin Zane; The Thin White Duke. Someone I only ever saw at a great distance, behind a mask; a godlike, alien presence. Also even in his perfectly choreographed death, he didn’t seem like a regular human being.”