Hey ladies (and gentlemen), get ready to shake your rump because Apple has announced the acquisition of Beastie Boys Story, a new (and official) documentary about the legendary group that's set to arrive on Apple TV Plus on April 24.
Titled Beastie Boys Story, the film will debut in IMAX on April 3, ahead of a global release through Apple TV+ on April 24. It features Beastie Boys Mike "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and was inspired by their bestselling "Beastie Boys Book".
The film is billed as a live documentary experience that will focus on the history and legacy of the group and its intimate, personal story. Jonze directed the music video for the single, "Sabotage". A press release notes that the film grew out of the aforementioned Beastie Boys Book project.
"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.
Jason Baum, Amanda Adelson and Jonze are producers of Beastie Boys Story.
Their collaboration with Jonze on the documentary comes on the 26th anniversary of the Beastie Boys' top-charting album, "Ill Communication". Diamond, Horovitz, Dechen Wangdu-Yauch, John Silva, John Cutcliffe, Peter Smith, Thomas Benski, Dan Bowen, Sam Bridger, Michele Anthony, David Blackman and Ashley Newton serving as executive producers. 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.
The film is produced for Apple by Fresh Bread and Pulse Films in association with Polygram Entertainment. The deal was negotiated by Endeavor Content and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.