The new film Stardust charts a young David Bowie’s attempts to crack the American market – and here’s the first trailer for the film.

The trailer has landed for Stardust, an upcoming biopic that charts the early days in the career of the meteoric David Bowie as he struggles to find acclaim in America.

Directed by Gabriel Range, the film is set in 1971, where Bowie is in the States to promote ‘The Man Who Sold the World.’ Range is sticking with Bowie for his next planned film too, Lust For Life, which will pick up the singer’s career later in the decade in West Berlin where he enjoyed a notorious friendship with Iggy Pop. The development status of that project is currently unknown, however.

In Stardust, Bowie – played by Johnny Flynn – has left his pregnant wife, Angie, at home whilst he embarks upon a ramshackle tour of America along with his band and a struggling publicist. The film will release in cinemas and VoD on November 25th, although there’s no word on a UK release date yet (although it’s premiering at the Raindance Film Festival).

What is confirmed is that there will be no original David Bowie songs in the film, however. Range has said that “I set out to make a film about what makes someone become an artist; what actually drives them to make their art.”

No doubt the recent sparkling success for Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman would have helped to get this project up and running too. Check out the trailer below and you can see a preview of Range’s efforts.

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