The first trailer has been released for the unauthorized David Bowie biopic “Stardust.”
The movie follows Bowie’s first trip to America in 1971, where he debuted the iconic ‘Ziggy Stardust’ persona. It stars Johnny Flynn as Bowie and Marc Maron as record publicist Ron Oberman.
One thing you won’t hear in Stardust? Any actual David Bowie music – the movie was made without the blessing of Bowie’s estate and doesn’t have the rights to any of his original songs.
While Stardust is set to debut in theaters and on Video On Demand Nov. 25th, not all of the feedback for the trailer has been positive…
managing to turn a david bowie biopic into noel fielding d'movie
— Stan (@tristandross) October 28, 2020
this looks like an insultingly bad echo of the horrible freddie mercury biopic, and also… imagine trying to outdo Velvet Goldmine! they're not even allowed to use Bowie's music!
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) October 28, 2020
Can they pull off a David Bowie movie without any Bowie music? What other artists should get the biopic treatment?