A Spike Jonze-directed Beastie Boys documentary is coming soon
The Beastie Boys documentary debuts on IMAX April 3, 2020.
Legendary award-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze has partnered up with longstanding friends and compadres Mike D and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz from Beastie Boys to bring you a new documentary about the hip-hop outfit, entitled Beastie Boys Story.
The film, which marks the 26th anniversary of the group’s 1994 iconic album “Ill Communication,” is slated for release on 3 April 2020 in a handful of IMAX cinemas.
Centered around surviving Beastie Boys members Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, Beastie Boys Story will also be available to rent and purchase via Apple TV+ from 24 April 2020.
The documentary’s release will follow the March 17 release of Beastie Boys, Jonze’s first photography book featuring hundreds of photos taken by Jonze throughout the group’s career.
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“There are some friends you have lunch with so many times over the years, you know their order,” Mike D and Ad-Rock said in a statement. “Spike is one of those friends. And even when you don’t recognize anything on the menu, he comes up with something good for the whole table. Like when we wondered what to do when our book comes out… then Spike placed his order: You will put on a show for the children.”
Spike Jonze added, “I owe Beastie Boys a lot. One time, they pulled me out of a burning ship, and another time they helped me cheat on my college exam to get into Florida State. So, it was a real privilege to get to reunite with them and help them tell their story.”
The Beastie Boys documentary, Beastie Boys Story, hits selected IMAX cinemas 3 April and Apple TV+ from 24 April.