Apple buys Beastie Boys Story from filmmaker Spike Jonze
Apple acquired Beastie Boys Story, a new non-fiction film by Grammy-winning members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz and Oscar-winning director Spike Jonze (Her, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation). The documentary premiered in some IMAX theaters on April 3, before premiering globally on Apple TV + on April 24.
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Beastie Boys Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz tell a personal and intimate story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience, directed by his longtime friend and collaborator and his ex-grandfather, filmmaker Spike Jonze.
The film is scheduled to premiere shortly after the 25th anniversary of the release of the Beastie Boys' 1994 album # 1, Ill Communication, and to reunite Beastie Boys with director Spike Jonze more than 25 years after directing the video for the immortal hit of album. single, "Sabotage".
Beastie Boys Story is produced by Grammy 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 and Dan. Bowen, Sam Bridger, Michele Anthony, David Blackman and Ashley Newton.
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The film is produced for Apple by Fresh Bread and Pulse Films in association with Polygram Entertainment.
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