The first clip from Stardust, the upcoming film about David Bowie, has dropped.

The scene features Johnny Flynn as Bowie in conversation with Marc Maron, who portrays his publicist Ron Oberman.

“All it takes is one believer to change the world, right? And we’ve got two,” Maron says.

“You believe in yourself, don’t you?”

Thing is, producers of the flick insist it’s not a biopic, that it focuses on “David before Bowie,” before his transformation into his iconic alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.

Writer and director Gabriel Range said in a statement: “I set out to make a film about what makes someone become an artist – what actually drives them to make their art.”

The film had been hyped to debut this week at the since-postponed Tribeca Film Festival.


What Bowie fans might find odd about the Stardust, is the music used.

Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, who has been vehemently opposed to the movie from the beginning, previously said that not only did the movie not have the family’s support – it wouldn’t get any Bowie tunes.

“Pretty certain nobody has granted music rights for ANY biopic… I would know,” he tweeted in 2019 following the film’s announcement.

“I’m not saying this movie is not happening. I honestly wouldn’t know. I’m saying that as it stands, this movie won’t have any of Dad’s music in it, and I can’t imagine that changing. If you want to see a biopic without his music or the family’s blessing, that’s up to the audience.”

Regardless, check out the clip up top