David Bowie biopic 'Stardust' reveals first look at the actor playing Bowie

music news 21/08/2019

There's a new, relatively unknown actor set to follow in the footsteps of Rami Malek and Taron Egerton by playing an iconic rockstar on the big screen.

The creator's behind David Bowie's biopic 'Stardust' have released a first look of the actor Johnny Flynn in character as David Bowie.

The full synopsis for the film reads: "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."

While there's no release date for the film yet, we're expecting a first trailer very soon.

Bowie's son Duncan Jones has previously hit out at the film, saying that his family has not approved of the project and there will be no Bowie soundtrack.

The movie is the latest in a run of biopics about famous musicians, following last year's Bohemian Rhapsody and the recent Elton John film Rocketman.