The first trailer for ‘Beastie Boys Story’ has been revealed. The documentary was written by remaining band members Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “MCA” Horovitz along with Jonze, who also serves as a producer on the film. The documentary will focus on the history and legacy of the rap group, described in a press release as “an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship.”
A special cut of the film a will open exclusively in select Imax theaters April 3rd, 2020 in a limited release before dropping on Apple TV+ on April 24, 2020.
Official synopsis via Beastie Boys official website:
“Here’s what the film is: Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz of Beastie Boys tell you an intimate, personal story of their band, and their 40 years of friendship together. From the 1980s New York City punk scene, to ‘Fight For Your Right (to Party)’ and becoming the first hip-hop artists to make a #1 record (Licensed to Ill), through their evolution, which took them to Sabotage, Intergalactic, and beyond. Created with their old friend, their former grandfather and collaborator, filmmaker Spike Jonze, the film seamlessly mixes a live stage show and documentary to create a new format, a live documentary.”