‘Vanity Fair’ actor will play David Bowie in new biopic movie ‘Stardust’

Just over three years after his death, a movie about the life of David Bowie has been announced.

The English singer and songwriter was born in London in 1947 and died in January 2016 at the age of 69 in New York City.

Widely acknowledged as one of the 20th century’s most influential musicians, Bowie sold over 140 million albums worldwide.

Stardust will be directed by British filmmaker Gabriel Range, with a script written by Christopher Bell.

Johnny Flynn will play David Bowie in the film.

The 35-year-old actor and singer starred as William Dobbin in ITV’s recent Vanity Fair adaptation.

The cast will also include American stars Jena Malone (The Hunger Games) and Marc Maron (Glow) as Bowie’s first wife Angie and his record company publicist respectively.

Van Carter of Salon Pictures told Screen Daily: “Johnny Flynn is one of the UK’s most talented emerging actors, and a musician in his own right.”

The biopic movie will focus on short period of Bowie’s life, following his first visit to the States in 1971.

Empire reports: “It’s that trip which is partly inspirational for his Ziggy Stardust persona, and marks one of the transition points for his career, as he went on to become a superstar.”

Stardust is set to begin filming this June in the USA.

David Bowie’s greatest hits album Legacy is available on Amazon.