A David Bowie biopic is on the way, and Johnny Flynn is its leading man.
David Bowie is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and universally championed musicians in history, and his passing in 2012 was devastating. His influence on modern culture is vast and admirable – so, it was only a matter of time before his legacy received the biopic treatment.
Lately, we have seen Freddie Mercury portrayed by Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody, and we’re yet to see Taron Egerton channel Elton John in Rocketman. Most agreed that Malek did a terrific job, and from promotional material, it looks like Egerton has too. However, Bowie was also perhaps unlike anyone that ever lived; a totally unique force. Deciding who to cast must have been incredibly difficult, but alas, Stardust has its David Bowie.
Musician and actor Johnny Flynn will be depicting the legendary artist in upcoming film Stardust. As reported by Empire, the project will be helmed by Gabriel Range and written by Christopher Bell, tackling the star’s first visit to the States in 1971. Flynn is the frontman of Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, and most recently appeared in Michael Pearce’s impressive 2017 film Beast. He’s an interesting choice, and hopefully his performance – the entire project, rather – do David Bowie justice. It certainly won’t be an easy task.
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