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STARDUST First glimpse of Bowie origin story revealed


A first glimpse of David Bowie’s highly anticipated origin story Stardust, has been unveiled. Stardust offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the moments that inspired the creation of Bowie’s first alter ego “Ziggy Stardust,” capturing the turning point that cemented his career as one of the world’s greatest cultural icons.

Set 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). The clip features a scene in which Bowie discusses his prospects in the U.S. with Oberman, who dismisses Bowie’s doubts about his upcoming album and U.S. tour. “I think you are going to be the biggest goddam star in America,” he says. “Seriously man this is a great record. It’s a great record. It’s just no one knows how to sell you in America.”

Director Gabriel Range (Death of a President, I am a Slave) says he set out to make a film that explores exactly who the young man was behind the many faces of Bowie. “I set out to make a film about what makes someone become an artist; what actually drives them to make their art.”

“We’re used to thinking about him as the star he became, or as one of his alter egos: Ziggy Stardust; Aladdin Zane; The Thin White Duke. Someone I only ever saw at a great distance, behind a mask; a godlike, alien presence.”

Stardust is due for release in 2020. Check out the first glimpse of the David Bowie origin story below.

 

 

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