New Documentary “Beastie Boys Story” Is Coming to Apple

Produced by Spike Jonze and written by Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, the film will detail the group’s history and legacy.

Today, Apple announced their acquisition of Beastie Boys Story, a new nonfiction film from Beastie Boys members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, and Academy Award–winning filmmaker Spike Jonze. A special cut of the documentary will open exclusively in select IMAX theaters for a limited engagement on April 3, before premiering globally on Apple TV+ on April 24.

The flick promises an intimate account of the band’s forty years together, and is set to premiere on the heels of Ill Communication’s twenty-sixth anniversary—their number one charting 1994 album. Jonze himself directed the music video for that album’s hit single “Sabotage” over twenty-five years ago (watch it below). 

Of their closeness with the director, Diamond and Horovitz commented, “There are some friends you have lunch with so many times over the years, you know their order. Spike is one of those friends.” 

Spike’s press release quote confirms a lifetime of collaboration and affection: “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.” 

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