Following in the footsteps of Netflix, HBO and Showtime, AppleTV+ has jumped into the field of classic music documentaries with their acquisition of Beastie Boys Story.
The documentary produced by Spike Jonze will premiere on AppleTV+ on April 24, 2020 following a limited theatrical run at IMAX theaters beginning April 3, 2020.
The documentary grew out of two recent Jonez and Beastie Boys collaborations, the 2018 memoir Beastie Boys Book and subsequent the book tour/stage show, Beastie Boys Story, that followed. (See the trailer above.)
A statement announcing the acquisition quoted surviving Beasties’ Mike D and Ad Rock as saying:
Aside from these projects from the last few years fans will remember an earlier 1998 documentary, Beastieography: