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Bowie 'in talks over movie role'
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David Bowie's acclaimed albums include Low and Hunky Dory
Singer David Bowie is in talks to return to film acting in a new thriller, according to reports.

Bowie, whose few acting credits include fantasy Mr Rice's Secret in 2000, may be given a role in The Prestige, says trade newspaper the Hollywood Reporter.

Adapted from a 1996 novel about rival magicians in early 20th century London, it will be directed by Christopher Nolan, who made Batman Begins.

Bowie's film credits also include 1976's The Man who Fell to Earth.

The Hollywood Reporter says Bowie will play Nikola Tesla, a character based on the real-life scientist who discovered the rotating magnetic field.

Bowie will provide a voice for Leon director Luc Besson's forthcoming animated film Arthur and the Minimoys.

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