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Stardust: Biopic Releases First Photo of Johnny Flynn as David Bowie

The first official photo of the David Bowie biopic, Stardust, reveals Johnny Flynn as Bowie's charismatic alter-ego Ziggy Stardust.

The photo features Flynn, who also stars in the Netflix international comedy Lovesick, sitting at a diner restaurant table wearing a purple shirt, hat on his head and a cigarette in his hands.

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Stardust takes place in 1971 and sees Johnny Flynn starring as a 24-year-old David Bowie while he makes the journey from his home of Brixton, England to America.

Born David Jones on Jan. 8, 1947, in Brixton, England, Bowie exploded into the popular consciousness in 1969 with Space Oddity, followed by such hits as 1971's platinum-selling Hunky Dory (containing "Changes" and "Life on Mars"), and 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which told the story of his memorable alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

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David Bowie -- a pioneering rock idol whose influence extended well beyond music, into film, fashion and art -- passed away in January 2016, just two days after his 69th birthday.

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Directed by Brit Gabriel Range with a script by Christopher Bell, Stardust stars Johnny Flynn as David Bowie, Jena Malone as Bowie's wife Angie and Marc Maron as Bowie's publicist Ron Oberman.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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