David Bowie's son and "Source Code" director Duncan Jones has stated that he is not allowed to use his father's compositions in any biopic, including the upcoming film "Stardust". He wrote about this on his Twitter.
“I’m not saying the film will not be made. I honestly don't know anything about it. I say that my father's music will not be used in this film, and I do not think that my decision can change. If you want to watch a biopic without his music or family approval, that is the choice of every viewer,”Jones said.
At the same time, the project's production company Salon Pictures explained that the upcoming film will not be a biopic. He will tell the story of a turning point in the life of David Bowie, which will not be associated with his music. "Just like Becoming John Lennon and Control about Joy Division, the film will use music and songs from the period that Bowie covered, but not his original compositions," added company officials.
Recall that the main role in the upcoming tape will be played by British actor and musician Johnny Flynn. In addition to him, Jena Malone and Mark Maron will play there. The plot will focus on the events of David Bowie's first visit to the United States in 1971 and the creation of the famous alter ego of musician Ziggy Stardust, after whom the film was named.