The Wrap reports that he's in talks to take a role in Noah Baumbach's next film, "While We're Young" (of course, the "Frances Ha" director has his secretive next project with Greta Gerwig also on the way). He'll be joining seasoned actors Ben Stiller, Adam Driver, Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried in the film that centers on an older, forty-something couple (Stiller, Watts) who crosses paths with a younger, carefree couple (Driver, Seyfried). Ad-Rock would play a friend of Stiller and Watts' characters, who becomes a father, and suddenly can't relate to them at all or the new relationship with Driver/Seyfried.
As diehard Beastie Boys fans might know, Ad-Rock has acted sporadically, starting in the 1989 drama "Lost Angels," and popping up over the years in the thriller "A Kiss Before Dying," the road trip flick "Roadside Prophets," and an episode of "30 Rock." But this seems like something a bit different, and his presence would certainly add a unique spark. Scheduling for Ad-Rock still needs to be worked out, but if it all goes to plan, he'll be on set this fall.
So until then, watch Ad-Rock's 23 year-old self play a troubled youth opposite Donald Sutherland in "Lost Angels" in full below.