It’s been three years now since ionic rock god David Bowie passed away and its only now that talk of a David Bowie Bio-pic is now moving into production.
So who will be playing the late musician and actor?
Well it appears that the musician and actor Johnny Flynn will play David Bowie in the upcoming biopic “Stardust” for Salon Pictures. from what we have been told it appears that the film will take a linear narrative tracking he rise of the superstar and taking in his first visit to America in 1971 which partly inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Brenda Yetigooscreecher…..um no sorry that should read, Ziggy Stardust.
Co-starring will be Jena Malone (The Hunger Games) will play his first wife Angie Bowie and Marc Maron will play his record company publicist and Emmy winner Gabriel Range will direct from a script by Christopher Bell (“The Last Czars”).
Flynn is currently appearing in London’s West End opposite Kit Harrington. His older brother is Jerome Flynn who appears in Game of Thrones. Born on Marh 14th 1983 in South Africa his family then moved to London, followed by Hampshire, then rural Wales and won a music scholarship. He’s maintained a duel career in both music and acting having appeared in a number of film and TV productions including Vanity Fair and one of his first screen roles was in Holby City in 2006……. and today’s fascinating fact is that apparently he has a small facial scar from when he was attacked by a staffordshire bull terrier when he was a small child. He’s now married to theatre designer Beatrice Minns, who he met at Bedales, and the couple have three children.
At present filming on the David Bowie bio-pic is due to begin in June with a possible summer 2020 release.
Altogether now he’s a staaaaaarmaaaaaaan… (‘You’re fired!’ – Ed)