Stardust depiction of David Bowie ‘not an impersonation’, says director

The director says that David Bowie's portrayal in Stardust is 'not an impersonation'

IFC Films’ Stardust Trailer Starring Johnny Flynn as Icon David Bowie

Also, this is an unofficial biopic of the great man, so there's none of David Bowie's music in this film!

The director of the upcoming biography of Sir David Bowie has described how he was interested in "not being a look" for the star's portrayal.

Much like judging a book by the cover, you should never judge a movie by the trailer.

IFC Films’ Stardust Trailer Starring Johnny Flynn as Icon David Bowie

Stardust features Johnny Flynn (Emma, Vanity Fair) as Bowie, and the movie is set to tell the story of how he came up with his Ziggy Stardust alter ego.

His new film Stardust tells the story of a young Bowie going on a tour in the U.S. as he tried to launch his musical career. Cue emotive key change, and Bowie being told: "I think you're gonna be the biggest star in America".

He added that "what's extraordinary about David Bowie is he's someone different for everyone".

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He said he was keen for Flynn not to try to mimic Bowie. It shows Bowie, played by Johnny Flynn, navigating his way through his first United States press tour in the early 70s as he attempts to break into the American market, assisted by Mercury Records publicist Rob Oberman (Marc Maron).

It continues: "Stardust offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the moments that inspired the creation of Bowie's first and most memorable alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, capturing the turning point that cemented his career as one of the world's greatest cultural icons".

Range also discussed the challenges of bringing the film out amid the pandemic.

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