David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones criticises new biopic film ‘Stardust’
Duncan Jones, the son of David Bowie, has criticised the planned biopic film about his father which has been titled Stardust.
The film, which will star musician-turned-actor Johnny Flynn in the role of Bowie, will focus on Bowie’s first tour of the US in 1971. It is also believed that British filmmaker Gabriel Range will direct the film with Jena Malone playing the role of Bowie’s former wife Angie and Marc Maron playing his record company publicist.
However, Bowie’s son Jones, who is also a successful director, has confirmed that the film is going ahead without Bowie’s family approval and will not contain any original music.
Taking to social media, Jones said: “Pretty certain nobody has been granted music rights for ANY biopic… I would know,” he said in a post on Twitter.
He added: “Im not saying this movie is not happening. I honestly wouldn’t know. I’m saying that as it stands, this movie won’t have any of Dad’s music in it and I can’t imagine that changing. If you want to see a biopic without his music or the families blessing, that’s up to the audience.”