Beast star Johnny Flynn to play David Bowie in new biopic
Beast star Johnny Flynn has signed up to play David Bowie in a new biopic.
The film, which is titled Stardust, will be set in 1971 and will follow his first visit to the United States in 1971, the trip that is said to have inspired the creation of his alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
Gabriel Range will direct the film, which has been written by Christopher Bell.
Jena Malone will play Bowie's first wife Angie, while comedian Marc Maron will play his record company publicist.
The film will shoot this summer, but looks set to feature none of Bowie's music.
The singer's son Duncan Jones confirmed online that he has not been approached about the film, which would rule out the use of any of Bowie's back catalogue.