The BBC has confirmed that there is a new documentary based on the early life of the late David Bowie in the works. The film, being tentatively titled David Bowie: The First Five Years, follows the 2013 film Five Years about the last five years of Bowie’s career.
The openly bisexual singer’s new film will showcase his formative years prior to Space Oddity.
Director Francis Whately wrote: “Making this trilogy has been an incredible experience for me, unearthing rare recording, footage and archive, and the privilege of speaking to so many of his friends and collaborators who were so open in talking about the Bowie they knew, loved and admired so much. He is possibly now even more famous in death than in life,’ he added. ‘I hope this film will bring some new understanding to this great artist from the early years of his incredible life.”