Ben Stiller’s New Film Features A Hip Hop FavoriteBy: Ann Casano - July 24, 2014
According to Spin, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, AKA Ad-Rock, will be featured in Ben Stiller’s new film While We’re Young. The drama also stars Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Charles Grodin. It was directed by Noah Baumbach, the filmmaker who helmed several critically acclaimed dramas including the black-and-white Francis Ha and The Squid and the Whale. It was just announced that the film will be screened at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
This isn’t Ad-Rock’s first time in front of the camera. He’s appeared in several shorts and television shows, including Inside Amy Schumer and 30 Rock. However, his biggest silver screen role was as a supporting character for the 1989 drama Lost Angels, which starred Donald Sutherland. So, it’s been almost 25 years since Ad-Rock has had a major role in a feature film. Of course, he’s been busy putting out albums and touring with one of the biggest hip hop bands in the world.
Fellow Beastie Boy Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Ad-Rock announced this past June that the Beastie Boys will not put out anymore new music following the death of fellow original band member Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died of cancer in 2012.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film: Noah Baumbach’s exploration of aging, ambition and success, stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.
The film reunites Stiller and Baumbach, who worked together in Greenberg in 2010. James Murphy, the man behind LCD Soundsystem and co-founder of DFA Records, has signed on to score the movie.
No release date has been set for While We’re Young. The film does not currently have a U.S. distributor.
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