LONDON (CelebrityAccess) Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie, has announced that a major movie based on Bowie’s life will not include any of the iconic rocker’s music – the latest action from Bowie’s family that has been critical of the production.
The film, “Stardust,” is expected to being production in June with Gabriel Range as director and focuses on Bowie’s first visit to the U.S. in 1971, culminating in Bowie’s creation of Ziggy Stardust and the 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
Jones, himself a Balta-winning film director and producer, said he and his family have not been consulted on the film and he does not know much about it.
“Im not saying this movie is not happening. I honestly wouldn’t know,” Jones tweeted. “Im saying that as it stands, this movie won’t have any of dads music in it, & I can’t imagine that changing. If you want to see a biopic without his music or the families blessing, thats up to the audience.”
Im not saying this movie is not happening. I honestly wouldn’t know.
Im saying that as it stands, this movie won’t have any of dads music in it, & I can’t imagine that changing. If you want to see a biopic without his music or the families blessing, thats up to the audience.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 31, 2019
Jones was responding to a tweet and a link to a Hollywood Reporter story that announced Johnny Flynn, star of “Beast” and “True West,” would play the lead role. Flynn is known stateside for the Netflix series “Lovesick” and the NatGeo series “Genius” where he plays a young Albert Einstein alongside Geoffrey Rush. Jena Malone and Marc Maron are also signed on to the movie.
“I think this journalist needs to do some investigative reporting,” Jones tweeted. “Pretty certain nobody has been granted music rights for ANY biopic… I would know.”
The article does not address Bowie’s music in relation to the film, focusing instead on the production team.