Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze Announce New Documentary for Apple+
Apple yesterday announced that a new Beastie Boys documentary is coming to its Apple+ platform this spring. Right alongside the 26th anniversary of Ill Communication.
Beastie Boys Story is just that – the history of the band as told by surviving members Mike D. and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz. It’s based on the bestselling Beastie Boys Book that came out a couple years ago, and features “live footage” from the limited stage show promoting said book.
Longtime collaborator Spike Jonze – who owns a condo in the Jewish Daily Forward Building on East Broadway – is billed as director.
In a statement, Ad Rock and Mike D praised Jonze, saying, “There are some friends you have lunch with so many times over the years, you know their order. 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.”
The news follows on the heels of the Beasties-Jonze photo book announced earlier this month.