Apple acquires Beastie Boys Story from filmmaker Spike Jonze
Apple has acquired Beastie Boys Story, a new nonfiction film from Grammy Award-winning Beastie Boys members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz and Academy Award-winning director Spike Jonze (Her, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation.). The documentary feature will premiere in select IMAX theatres beginning April 3, before premiering globally on Apple TV+ on April 24.
Beastie Boys Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience directed by their longtime friend and collaborator, and their former grandfather, filmmaker Spike Jonze.
The film is set to premiere on the heels of the 25th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ #1 charting 1994 album, Ill Communication, and reunites Beastie Boys with director Spike Jonze over 25 years after directing the music video for the album’s immortal hit single, “Sabotage.”
Beastie Boys Story is produced by Grammy Award winner Jason Baum, Amanda Adelson, alongside director and writer Spike Jonze, and executive produced by Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Dechen Wangdu-Yauch, John Silva, John Cutcliffe, Peter Smith, Thomas Benski, Dan Bowen, Sam Bridger, Michele Anthony, David Blackman, and Ashley Newton.
The film is produced for Apple by Fresh Bread and Pulse Films in association with Polygram Entertainment.
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