The first trailer for upcoming Bowie biopic Stardust has been unveiled.
Set in the 1970s, the movie stars Johnny Flynn (Emma, Vanity Fair) as iconic English singer-songwriter David Bowie.
The cast also includes American stars Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), playing Bowie’s first wife Angie, and Marc Maron (Glow), playing his record company publicist.
The official synopsis reads: “David Bowie is one of the most seminal legends in music history; but who was the man behind the many faces?
“In 1971, a 24-year-old fledgling David Bowie is sent to America to promote his newest record, The Man Who Sold the World.
“Leaving behind his pregnant wife Angie, Bowie and his band embark on a makeshift coast-to-coast promotional tour with struggling Mercury Records publicist Rob Oberman.”
Watch the trailer:
Stardust will be released on demand and in US cinemas on 25th November.
Widely acknowledged as one of the 20th century’s most influential musicians, David Bowie was born in London in 1947 and died in January 2016 at the age of 69 in New York City.
Stardust has publicly not received the blessing of Bowie’s family and so the film doesn’t feature any of his songs.
Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, commented last year: “If you want to see a biopic without his music or the family’s blessing, that’s up to the audience.”
Johnny Flynn can next be seen in Netflix’s 1930s drama The Dig, alongside Lily James, Carey Mulligan, and Ralph Fiennes.
The best of David Bowie album is available on Amazon.