Duncan Jones Blocks The Use Of Bowie’s Music In Biopic

David Bowie’s son, film director Duncan Jones, says his father’s music will not appear in new biopic Stardust. 

Bafta-winning film director and producer Duncan Jones has recently criticized a new film about his father’s life.

Moreover, he said that none of the singer’s music would feature in it.

Singularly, nobody consulted Bowie’s family on the film. Noone gave any permission.

However, the biopic will cover the rise of the late music legend. It starts with a trip to America in 1971 that inspired the creation of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Then it will cover the birth of Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.

The production of Stardust will start in June with Gabriel Range as director.

Jonny Flynn will play young Bowie, with Jena Malone as his wife Angie.

Thus, the film director tweeted: “I’m not saying this movie is not happening. I honestly would not know.”

“I am saying that as it stands, this movie will not have any of dad’s music in it, & I can’t imagine that changing.”

After all, the film director added a statement.  ”If you want to see a biopic without his music or the families blessing, that is up to the audience.” — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 31, 2019

 

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A Twitter user asked The Moon director if he would ever be open to a project using his father’s music. 

Recently, director Jones explained he would be more likely to give permission to author Neil Gaiman (the author of The Sandman and Stardust).  Also, he mentioned Peter Ramsey (who co-directed Oscar-nominated animation Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).

“And if Peter Ramsey and his team wanted to make it as an animated film, I would urge everyone on my end to pay attention and give the pitch serious consideration.”

Furthermore, Bowie’s son added, ”If something like this were to happen, I would want artists like you and Neil to do it, & I would stay completely out of the way, cheerleading with all my heart.”

 As a result, Neil Gaiman replied, “You are the best. Thank you.” Peter Ramsey posted, “I am not worthy!”

Later, Gaiman agreed with a fan that Jones would be the best director for a Bowie biopic.

“Genuinely, I’m not the right person to make it.” – the director replied. “My perspective is far too uniquely subjective and personal.”

David Bowie died in January 2016 of liver cancer, two days after the release of his final album Blackstar.

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Valentina Guidi is a full-time certified Interpreter&Translator who has had a life-time involvement with the contemporary arts, theatre and music scene, as well as being involved with organising concerts in Italy. Valentina has interviewed artists for independent radio stations and combines her translation activity with her career as a freelance music journalist. She is currently writing music articles and album reviews for gsgmedia.com.
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