Stardust, the David Bowie movie that everyone’s been waiting for, is premiering for the first time for a limited audience. Stardust was supposed to premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, but plans have since changed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Stardust, directed by British filmmaker Gabriel Range, is an imagining of a young Bowie (played by Johnny Flynn) traveling to America for the first time in the pursuit of stardom. Joining Flynn is Marc Maron as Ron Oberman, Bowie’s publicist, along with Aaron Poole, Jena Malone, and Roanna Cocharne.
Production company Film Constellation has set up an online portal for the film, currently password protected, where the cast and select invitees will be able to watch the completed film for the first time. For the rest of the world, Range gave a sneak peak for his film during an interview with Variety. According to Variety, the clip involves Bowie talking to Oberman about his doubts about his United States tour and his first album, “The Man Who Sold The World”.
Stardust isn’t an official biopic, as Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has stated to the public that Bowie and his family’s estate have nothing to do with the film. Stardust is merely a film about the man made by a fan, a labor of love. When asked about the movie, Range replied, “I set out to make a film about what makes someone become an artist; what actually drives them to make their art.”