The upcoming Stardust biopic about the early years of David Bowie is already facing considerable criticism according to BBC. Bowie’s son, BAFTA-winning film director and producer Duncan Jones, has even blocked the film from using the late icon’s music in the soundtrack.
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The film has cast Johnny Flynn to play a young Bowie and Jena Malone as his wife, Angie. Stardust will document Bowie’s first visit to America in 1971, in which he was inspired to create his Ziggy Stardust persona and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars album.
Jones took issue with the producers who developed the project without the family’s consultation. As a result, the film will have to be made without the family’s blessing or the legal rights to David Bowie’s songs.
On the other hand, Jones specifically mentioned that if Neil Gaiman were to write a biopic about David Bowie at any point, then the film would definitely have the family’s blessing.
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