Musician and actor Johnny Flynn will play David Bowie in the upcoming feature Stardust.

Jena Malone and Marc Maron will also star in the movie that tracks the rise of the superstar, starting with his first visit to America in 1971 — a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.

Emmy winner Gabriel Range will direct from a script by Christopher Bell (The Last Czars). Salon Pictures (McQueen) is behind the feature.

Principal photography is set for June 2019, with Range, Paul Van Carter and Nick Taussig producing. Christopher Figg of Piccadilly Pictures is co-financing. Film Constellation will introduce the film to buyers at the EFM in Berlin.

Bowie isn’t the only superstar getting a biopic out of Berlin. It was recently announced that a $23 million music-filled film about Canadian singer Celine Dion is in the works from French studio Gaumont.

Source : Billboard