Variety reports that a new historical film about David Bowie, Moonage Daydream, will premiere at Cannes Film Festival next month. Bowie’s estate officially sanctioned the movie.
The movie is expected to feature previously unreleased 35mm and 16mm footage from Bowie’s archives.
Moonage Daydream is directed, written, and produced by Brett Morgan, well-known for his work with Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. After five years in the making, the movie will premiere on HBO and HBO Max in spring 2023.
Variety first reported the news of the movie last November. A source had told the publication that the film is “neither documentary nor biography, but an immersive cinematic experience built, in part, upon thousands of hours of never before seen material,” including concert footage. Tony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime producer, reportedly served as the film’s music producer.
Earlier this year, Warner Chappell Music purchased the global music publishing rights to Bowie’s song catalog for nearly $250 million. The acquisition spans his six-decade-long catalog and includes over 400 songs.
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