Stardust struggled to get off the ground last year, as the coronavirus pandemic stunted its growth. Instead of airing at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2020 as planned, it was shown off in October 2020 at the San Diego International Film Festival. This week the first release trailer for the film has been dropped, detailing exactly what the film includes.

The trailer for the biopic, which can be seen at the top of this article, shows off an almost-broken version of David Bowie.

The international star, played by Johnny Flynn, is shown in a decrepit state, trying to figure out who he is as an artist.

Unlike the biopics that have come before it, such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, Stardust tells just a portion of the story of David Bowie’s life and career.

Specifically, the trailer shows off one of the first tours Bowie embarked on in the USA.

Despite the film focussing on David Bowie, his music, and his journey, none of his music is going to appear in the movie.

According to NME, Bowie’s son Duncan Jones said the estate hasn’t endorsed the film, and therefore hasn’t granted the use of any of the legend’s music.

Instead, the film supposedly shows off Bowie covering songs which he actually did cover during his time on tour.

David Bowie tragically died on January 10, 2016 following a battle against liver cancer.

The star had been diagnosed with the illness 18 months earlier, but had kept the details of it private.

Bowie died just two days after his birthday, and the release of his 25th album, Blackstar.

The album received a collection of rave reviews, including five stars from The Daily Telegraph, and AllMusic.

Stardust is on digital platforms from January 15.


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