David Bowie ‘s Film will premiere on Showtime Friday night
David Bowie examines his psyche in his formative years in a new teaser trailer for Showtime’s upcoming documentary on the artist, Finding Fame. “I’ve always been a very curious and enthusiastic person,” he says, as imagery of him in mime makeup from 1967’s The Mask and walking through the woods plays. “I’ve just had to accept that I was a person that had a very short attention span and would move from one thing to another quite rapidly and then I got bored with the other.”
Kurtzman and Lumet will serve as co-showrunners on the series, which will be co-produced by CBS TV Studios and Tandem Productions. Tandem parent StudioCanal owns the rights to both Tevis’ book as well as director Nicolas Roeg’s feature film that starred Bowie as the alien. Kurtzman will exec produce via his Secret Hideout banner, which remains under a rich overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin, Timberman/Beverly’s Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Secret Hideout topper Heather Kadin will also exec produce. Aaron Baiers will serve as a co-EP. Timberman and Beverly, who moved their overall deal from CBS TV Studios to ABC Studios last year, remain attached to the project since it was originally put into development before the duo departed.
“I’ve been a fan of this extraordinary film starring David Bowie for years,” CBS TV Studios president David Stapf said Thursday in a statement. “While no one can ever hope to surpass Bowie, bringing the film to series will allow for an ongoing detailed and nuanced exploration of the concepts established in the novel.”
In November 2018, Jones also tweeted to reveal that film companies were “insisting” that he attended meetings about the biopic, although it’s now clear that no approval deal was achieved.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed earlier this week that Bowie’s first ever performance as Ziggy Stardust has been unearthed for a new documentary.