David Bowie's Son Duncan Jones Says 'Stardust' Biopic Isn't Endorsed by His Family

"If you want to see a biopic without his music or the families blessing, thats up to the audience"

BY Alex HudsonPublished Feb 1, 2019

Yesterday (January 31), word got out that musician/actor Johnny Flynn would be playing David Bowie in the upcoming biopic Stardust. Flynn apparently won't be singing any of the artist's songs, however, since Bowie's son Duncan Jones has said that the family doesn't endorse the film.

In a pair of tweets, Jones explained that his family haven't signed off on any biopic and no music has been cleared. Of course, that doesn't mean that the movie won't happen — but rather that it can't feature any of Bowie's original tunes.
Stardust is slated to be directed by Gabriel Range, with a script from Christopher Bell. It will explore Bowie's first trip to America in 1971 — which took place earlier the same year Hunky Dory came out.

Marc Maron will play Bowie's manager, and Jena Malone will be his first wife Angie. It is being produced by Salon Pictures.

In the wake of Jones' comments, though, it seems very much like a Velvet Goldmine sort of situation is emerging here.

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