2019 has undoubtedly been the year we fell in love with the musical movie. We’ve been treated to Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman which have both launched the careers of its star performers, Rami Malek and Taron Egerton, and biopics about Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and Celine Dion are all in the works. Next up? The ultimate tribute to legend singer-songwriter, David Bowie.
The upcoming film, expected to be released next year, will see Johnny Flynn reprise the role of the late David Bowie who passed away in 2016 after a battle with liver cancer. Also known for his alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, Bowie is celebrated for his legendary tunes, signature style and otherworldly beauty looks, Stardust will celebrate the singer’s extraordinary career and his enduring influence on music and fashion.
The official synopsis for Stardust reads: “Meet David before Bowie. One of the greatest icons in music history; But who was the young man behind the many faces? In 1971, a 24 year old David Bowie (Johnny Flynn) embarks on his first road trip to America with struggling publicist Ron Oberman (Marc Maron), only to be met with a world not yet ready for him. 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.”
Providing viewers with a glimpse of what’s to come, the first image for the film has been released, which shows Flynn posing in a cafe wearing a bright purple jumper and holding a cigarette. Excited much? We’re struggling to contain ourselves.
Flynn will be joined by Marc Maron and Jena Malone. Marc will play Bowie’s publicist while Jean takes on the role of the singer’s first wife Angie.
While we wait for the film's highly-anticipated release, check out of edit of the best musical movies that'll give you Friday feels everyday of the week.
Roll on 2020!