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Johnny Flynn defends Bowie film ‘Stardust’ over “bland and safe” biopics

Johnny Flynn has defended Stardust, arguing that the film avoids the “bland and safe” territory often occupied by musical biopics.Actor and musician Flynn, who portrays David Bowie in the film that did not receive the late star’s estate’s blessing, said close cooperation risks “suppressing” the story.“I think you could argue that this story told with the complicit cooperation of an estate would mean that it becomes a homogenised, slightly, sort of suppressed version of the story, and with all due respect to the Bowie estate and family, we just wanted to be able to tell the story that we wanted to tell,” he told Sky News’ Backstage podcast.“All too often we’ve seen with musician biopics and other biopics recently that eventually things just
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