David Bowie’s son has hit out at a new film about the singer, saying the makers do not have the rights to use his music.
Stardust is set to star Johnny Flynn, known for TV shows including Lovesick and Vanity Fair, and will be directed by Emmy winner Gabriel Range.
Producers Salon Pictures say the film is an “origins story” set in 1971, rather than a biopic, and is not reliant on Bowie’s music as it tracks his early career.
But in response to the announcement of Flynn’s casting, Bowie’s son Duncan Jones tweeted to say the family had not been consulted about the movie.
Instead, he raised the possibility of creating an animated film, saying it would be “a pretty wonderful celebration of his life and work”.
In his first tweet, Jones said: “Pretty certain nobody has been granted music rights for ANY biopic… I would know.”