David Bowie fans can now get a first look at Stardust, the biopic that will profile the rise of the transcendent artist and his avant-garde alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust. In a short clip from the forthcoming project, Bowie, played by Johnny Flynn, expresses his apprehensions about the release of his 1970 album, The Man Who Sold the World, to Ron Oberman, a publicist at Mercury Records.
Played by Marc Maron, Oberman counters 24-year-old Bowie’s doubt with confidence: “This is a great record…I think you’re going to be the biggest goddamn star in America,” Oberman says.
The rest of course is history, but we’ll ultimately have to wait to see the Gabriel Range-directed production unfold on screen a little later than planned. Stardust was initially slated to premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, however, following the postponement of the annual event due to coronavirus health concerns, Stardust is now scheduled to air online via a private screening portal and will later hit theaters.
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