Beastie Boys Story, a new documentary by director Spike Jonze, will be released later this year. Jonze directed the documentary alongside Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond of the rap trio. It will play in certain IMAX cinemas from April 3 before arriving on Apple TV + on April 24.
The documentary shares a title with a live talk show that Jonze, Horovitz and Diamond shot in 2019. This show on stage followed a 2018 book about the history of the Beastie Boys and in tribute to founding member Adam Yauch, who died to 2012.
In a press release, Horovitz and Diamond provided a quote about their relationship with Jonze:
“There are friends you have lunch with so many times over the years, you know their order. Spike is one of those friends,” Beastie Boys said of their director friend in a statement. “And even when you don’t recognize anything on the menu, it offers something good for the whole table. Like when we asked ourselves what to do when our book comes out … so Spike has placed his order: you’re going to do a show for kids.”
Jonze added: “I owe a lot to the Beastie Boys. Once they pulled me out of a burning ship and another time they helped me cheat on my college exam to get into the state of Florida. It was therefore a real privilege to be able to find them and help them tell their story. ”
Jonze has worked with Beastie Boys on numerous occasions, including directing their iconic video “Sabotage”. Later this year, he will publish a book of his photographs of the entire career of the group. titled Beastie boys, the new book arrives on March 17 via Rizzoli.