‘Stardust’: First look at ‘Vanity Fair’ actor as David Bowie in new biopic movie

The first photo from the upcoming movie about the life of David Bowie has been released.

Following the success of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and Elton John biopic Rocketman, Stardust began filming this summer.

The film stars Johnny Flynn as a 24-year-old Bowie, four albums into his career, in the early 1970s.

Alongside the 36-year-old actor and singer, best known to period drama fans for his role in Vanity Fair, the cast of Stardust also includes American stars Jena Malone (The Hunger Games) – as Bowie’s first wife Angie – and Marc Maron (Glow) – as his record company publicist.

David Bowie 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, the English singer and songwriter sold over 140 million albums worldwide.

Stardust is directed by British filmmaker Gabriel Range (Death of a President) from a script by Christopher Bell.

The official synopsis 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.”

Stardust is expected to arrive in cinemas in early 2020.

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