Shortly after unveiling a collaborative Rizzoli photobook by Spike Jonze and the New York hip-hop trio Beastie Boys, the filmmaker has found a home for a new documentary about the Beastie Boys. According to sources, the project was acquired by Apple and is set to hit IMAX and Apple TV+.
Jonze and Beastie Boys have had a long relationship that stretches back almost 40 years, including the days when Jonze was directing the rap group’s iconic music video “Sabotage” in 1993, so it only seems natural that a director so close with a famed music group would pay some sort of homage. In a statement, Mike D and Ad-Rock of the group mentioned, “there are some friends you have lunch with so many times over the years, you know their order,” adding “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.”
Dubbed Beastie Boys Story, the documentary will tell Beastie Boys’ history, detailing the group’s incredible come up. Jonze also commented about his relationship with the group, acknowledging the documentary as an honor: “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 upcoming documentary will hit IMAX theaters on April 3, followed by streaming on AppleTV+ on April 24,
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