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Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock To Drop His Acting Mic On Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 15, 2013 at 7:49PM

It's been just over a year since the sad and tragic passing of Beastie Boys' member Adam Yauch (aka MCA), and it looks like the rest of his bandmates are preparing to get creative again. Earlier today, Rolling Stone revealed their interview Mike D (aka Michael Diamond) talking about his recent experience scoring the Paris Fashion Week presentation of Kenzo's 2014 Spring/Summer Collection (a gig he took at the insistence of Spike Jonze). Meanwhile, Ad-Rock (aka Adam Horovitz) scored a short documentary for the New York Times last fall, but is now ready to see if he can drop dialogue as hot as he can drop some rhymes.
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Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock)

It's been just over a year since the sad and tragic passing of Beastie Boys' member Adam Yauch (aka MCA), and it looks like the rest of his bandmates are preparing to get creative again. Earlier today, Rolling Stone revealed their interview Mike D (aka Michael Diamond) talking about his recent experience scoring the Paris Fashion Week presentation of Kenzo's 2014 Spring/Summer Collection (a gig he took at the insistence of Spike Jonze). Meanwhile, Ad-Rock (aka Adam Horovitz) scored a short documentary for the New York Times last fall, but is now ready to see if he can drop dialogue as hot as he can drop some rhymes.

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.


This article is related to: Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), While We're Young


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