David Bowie Film Stardust to Open Hybrid Raindance


David Bowie Movie ‘Stardust’, will open the 28th Raindance Film Festival.

Like several other festivals this year, Raindance will be a hybrid version comprised of a strong online presence with some physical events and screenings. The festival runs Oct. 28 through Nov. 7.

Today brings the first proper look at the new David Bowie origin film Stardust. In a short teaser clip (streaming below), we get our first proper look at Johnny Flynn as the legendary musician and Marc Maron as his publicist, Ron Oberman.

David Bowie origin story Stardust, which was due to debut at Tribeca next week, is instead to get a live ‘online red carpet’ and screening for buyers and press. ( no official date has been fixed yet)

Stardust won’t use Bowie’s music because it doesn’t have the blessing of Bowie’s family, but it does sound like it will be quite the flick despite that. 

London-based sales firm Film Constellation is making up for Tribeca’s postponement due to coronavirus with a digital launch through a bespoke online platform (stardustscreening.biz). The invite-only screening next Wednesday will include a live video introduction with writer-director Gabriel Range and stars Johnny Flynn, Marc Maron and Jena Malone.

The actor-singer, who previously starred in the likes of Beast and Clouds Of Silk Maria, plays a pre-Ziggy Bowie in Stardust, and the first image of him in character has just been revealed.

Flynn  plays a 24-year-old Bowie – who at that point was already an established musician, four albums into his career. Stardust should place him around the time of 1971 album Hunky Dory, which featured classic songs like ‘Changes’ and ‘Life On Mars?’, and chart the trip across America that inspired his transformation for 1972 album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. (Empireonline)

Here’s the official synopsis: ‘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.’



Lately also David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones hits out at plans for new biopic starring Johnny FlynnThe son of the late David Bowie has confirmed that he isn’t giving his seal of approval to a forthcoming biopic of the rock icon, starring Johnny Flynn. It was confirmed yesterday that Flynn will portray Bowie in Stardust, which traces the star’s 1971 trip to America that inspired the creation of Ziggy Stardust.

Instead, Dave Grohl  new  biopic project appears to be continuing.

Live Nation Productions are moving forward following the ouster of top executive Heather Parry — including a David Bowie IMAX experience

A Live Nation spokesperson said the company’s content slate will move forward — “business as usual” — under executives Ryan Kroft, Matt Stein, and Chad Wasser. Perry was terminated on Thursday following a weeks-long investigation into accusations of workplace bullying.(Variety)

Chief among Parry’s projects was a feature-length IMAX experience built around the music and aura of David Bowie, one individual with knowledge of the project told Variety.

a long-gestating project from Foo Fighters rocker and executive producer Dave Grohl is left on the table. The project hails from his mother Virginia, who wrote a sweet memoir-style book of interviews titled “From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars.” The book features conversations with the mothers of Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Amy Winehouse, members of Haim and Michael Stipe. A rep for Grohl had no comment on the state of the project.





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