It was announced yesterday that British actor Johnny Flynn (Beast) will play the role of David Bowie in a new biopic film, Stardust, about Bowie’s first trip to the United States in 1971. Jena Malone is rumored to play Bowies then-wife Angie, and Marc Maron to play Bowie’s record company publicist.

After details about the movie’s cast were announced, David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones said he did  not believe the movie would be happening. Jones said neither he nor his family members have given any rights away for his father’s music.

Many people were confused by why Jones had not agreed to let the film use his father’s music. People began tweeting at Jones directly criticizing him for not sharing the rights.

But, Jones, a director himself, took to Twitter to straighten out his statements.

Rumors spread that the Moon director, would not sign away song rights because he wanted to direct the movie himself. Jones slammed down that accusation as well. “I’m not the right person to make it. My perspective is far too uniquely subjective and personal.” he explained.

Jones, though, threw out a different Bowie-approved film concept.

Graphic novelist Neil Gaimain and director Peter Ramsey replied to Jones idea personally.


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