Catch the First Glimpse of David Bowie Film “Stardust”

See Johnny Flynn and Marc Maron as Bowie and his publicist Ron Oberman in a newly released clip from the forthcoming tale of Ziggy Stardust.

Telling the story of a young David Bowie’s first visit to the States in 1971, Stardust unravels the inspirations and journey of Bowie becoming his most iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Playing Bowie is Johnny Flynn, who just starred in Autumn de Wilde’s Emma., alongside Marc Maron as Mercury Records publicist Ron Oberman and Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Inherent Vice) who plays Angie Bowie.

The first look into Stardust was released today via Variety, and sees Flynn and Maron as Bowie and Oberman in conversation over whether or not America will dig the rock star’s newest album, The Man Who Sold The World. The clip shows Oberman’s strong belief in Bowie, as the publicist reaffirms the artist by saying, “I think you are going to be the biggest goddam star in America.”

Directing the film is Gabriel Range, who also wrote the screenplay with Christopher Bell. Range made it clear in a statement about Stardust that it is not a biopic: “I set out to make a film about what makes someone become an artist; what actually drives them to make their art,” said the director. “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. Even in his perfectly choreographed death, he didn’t seem like a regular human being.”

Stardust is expected to hit the silver screen later this year, but was originally set to premiere at the now cancelled Tribeca Film Festival this week. Nevertheless, catch a glimpse of the film with the clip below.

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