IFC Films will release David Bowie glam-rock, road-trip film Stardust, starring award-winning actor and musician Johnny Flynn (EMMA.) as the legendary music icon, with comedian, podcaster, and actor Marc Maron (Glow, Sword of Trust) and indie starlet Jena Malone (Antebellum) as Bowie’s wife Angie. The film is directed by Gabriel Range and co-written with Christopher Bell.
Stardust was an official selection at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and will world premiere at Rome Film Festival in October 2020. IFC Films plans to release the film in Q4 2020.
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 (Johnny Flynn) embarks on his first road trip to America with Mercury Records publicist Ron Oberman (Marc Maron), 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.
Director Gabriel Range added, “Stardust is about a key stretch of the journey Bowie took to become the artist we love. I’m delighted by IFC’s passion and enthusiasm for our film and excited to see it in theatres in the fall.”