Teaser Trailer for Spike Jonze's Live 'Beastie Boys Story' Documentary

February 3, 2020
Source: YouTube

Beastie Boys Story Trailer

"Here's a little story that I got to tell, about three bad brothers that you know so well…" Apple TV+ has unveiled a brief teaser trailer (aka "sneak peek") at Beastie Boys Story, described as a "live documentary" feature film about the classic rock / rap / punk band. Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz share the story of their band and 40 years of friendship in a live documentary directed by friend, collaborator, and their former grandfather, Spike Jonze. This is an extension of the Beastie Boys Book from 2018, a memoir that paid tribute to Adam Yauch, who died of cancer in 2012. Even though the description says calls it live, what that really means is that: "live portions of the documentary were taken from Horovitz and Diamond's recent show at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn; it was all part of a live tour directed by [Spike] Jonze that consisted of Q&A segments, readings, and guest moderators." Hoping we get to see more soon but so far this looks great.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Spike Jonze's doc Beastie Boys Story, direct from Apple TV's YouTube:

Beastie Boys Story Documentary

Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz of Beastie Boys tell you an intimate, personal story of their band, and their 40 years of friendship together. The documentary is a live extension of 2018's Beastie Boys Book, a memoir that paid tribute to Yauch, who died of cancer in 2012. "Looking back, it’s like, oh shit, that was crazy — how did we live through that?" Horovitz told Rolling Stone of the memoir. "And look at us now. We're grown-ups. We have to think about mortgages. I gotta get dog food." Beastie Boys Story is directed by American filmmaker Spike Jonze, his second doc after making Pretty Sweet previously, as well as the feature films Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Where the Wild Things Are, and Her previously. Produced by Spike Jonze, Jason Baum, and Amanda Adelson. Apple TV+ will release Jonze's Beastie Boys Story live doc streaming exclusively starting on April 24th. For more info, visit Apple. Who's interested in watching?

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Jonze is one of the most wild card dudes out there. I remember when he was doing stupid S on JACKASS in the early 2000s.

DAVIDPD on Feb 3, 2020


I never liked them much when I was a kid, but grew to love them as an adult. I'll definitely check this out.

Charles Knowlton on Feb 3, 2020


Nope, never could stand them ...

shiboleth on Feb 3, 2020

4 neither. I was going to say that if you don't like these guys, this band, or whatever, there is simply no reason to watch this film.

thespiritbo on Feb 3, 2020


While I respect you opinion, I have to disagree on this... I have watched many docs in which the subject matter was no interest to me but was a good doc nonetheless.. I cannot say for doc without seeing it, but maybe the story is not really about their music, but about how these 3 kids rose to stardom/popularity, you never know

Tester on Feb 4, 2020

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