Production continues in Toronto on the new David Bowie 'bio-pic' "Stardust", June 17 to July 11, 2019, directed by Gabriel Range from a script by Christopher Bell, starring actor Johnny Flynn ("Genius") as a young Bowie during his first trip to America in 1971, inspiring the invention of his iconic alter ego 'Ziggy Stardust', leader of the 'Spiders From Mars':
"...when David Bowie began writing songs for his album 'Hunky Dory' (1970), he had little to show for the six years he spent trying to make it as a singer. His first three albums had tanked, and he didn't have a record deal.
"Then, in January 1971, Bowie arrived in the United States for a three-week 'Hunky Dory' promotional tour, in a journey that broadened his universe, inspiring his landmark 'glam punk' LP 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'..."
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