Vertigo Releasing is excited to announce the acquisition of the David Bowie origin film STARDUST, starring Johnny Flynn, Marc Maron and Jena Malone. Johnny Flynn has recently been awarded the Best Actor Award at the 2020 Raindance Film Festival for his impressive performance as Bowie.
The highly anticipated production has generated heated debate amongst Bowie fans in the UK. The Times called the film “a remarkably confident, smart and resilient film with the sense of soul that its fascinating subject deserves, 4 stars”.
Ed Caffrey, Head of Acquisitions & Business Development at Vertigo Releasing, said, “We are excited to be working with Film Constellation on STARDUST, which features a compelling performance from the very talented Johnny Flynn.”
Synopsis: Meet David before Bowie. One of the greatest icons in music history; But who was the young man behind the many faces? In 1971, a 24 year old David Bowie embarks on his first road trip to America with Mercury Records publicist Ron Oberman, only to be met with a world not yet ready for him. STARDUST offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the moments that inspired the creation of Bowie’s first and most memorable alter ego Ziggy Stardust, capturing the turning point that cemented his career as one of the world’s greatest cultural icons.
Stardust will be released in the Uk & Ireland later this year.