When the David Bowie biopic “Stardust” launched in 2020, it wasn’t universally well-received. A excellent number of Bowie enthusiasts have been lower than appreciative of a movie that failed to function any of the topic’s authentic song. And that is the reason as a result of Bowie’s property — down at the undertaking from the start — refused to lend filmmakers the rights (by way of Leisure Weekly). However frankly, we will’t assist however respect the outcome, a captivating tackle Bowie’s starting place tale that shouldn’t have been just about as attractive with out Flynn at its heart.
The purpose, for Flynn, was once to inform a tale other people do not know about Bowie, and to display him as an actual and susceptible individual on a adventure. “I used to be very willing for it now not to be an impersonation which individuals may select holes in,” he instructed The Observer. “We would have liked to inform an alternative tale to the Bowie that you recognize … it is in point of fact an artistic invitation to now not have the song and have a look at the entire different stuff he was once doing on this time.”
Flynn’s Bowie is not at all times likable (one explanation why, in all probability, for the property’s loss of make stronger), and he nails the narcissistic edge that ceaselessly turns out to accompany eventually-recognized greatness. No longer handiest that, he is the person at the back of the song within the movie; a skilled musician in his personal proper, he carried out the entire songs.
Flynn has lots extra initiatives within the works, together with “The Dig,” now on Netflix, in addition to “Ripley,” a Showtime TV collection. We will be able to’t wait to see what he brings to the display subsequent.