VIDEO: David Bowie Goes From Misunderstood Musician to Rock Icon in ‘Stardust’ Trailer
November biopic stars Johnny Flynn, Jena Malone, and Stern Show veteran Marc MaronOctober 29, 2020
David Bowie evolves from a fledgling musician into a trailblazing rock star in the official trailer for “Stardust,” an upcoming biopic about an early turning point in the career of the beloved icon who passed away in 2016.
The clip begins with David (Johnny Flynn) arriving stateside in the early 1970s. He’s left his pregnant wife Angie (Jena Malone) back home in England to tour the states ahead of “The Man Who Sold the World,” an album many at his record company believe will be a flop. He teams up with Ron Oberman (Stern Show veteran Marc Maron), perhaps the only man at Mercury Records who believes in him, to embark on a cross-country tour which could change the trajectory of his career forever.
“I think you’re going to be the biggest star in America,” Maron’s character promises Bowie over a montage of dusty roads, half-empty venues, and awkward interviews with small-town radio stations.
Still, Bowie struggles with coming into his own. “There is no authentic me. It’s just fear,” he tells Ron.
“Well then, be someone else. Be someone else,” Ron responds as Bowie finally works up the courage to take the stage with a bold new persona.
Directed by Gabriel Range, “Stardust” also features Roanna Cochrane, Paulino Nunes, and Aaron Poole as Bowie’s longtime guitarist Mick Ronson.
“Stardust” arrives Nov. 25 in theaters and on VOD.