Two big-name musicians are contributing to Noah Baumbach’s new film, While We’re Young, but in entirely different capacities. LCD Soundystem’s James Murphy will provide the original soundtrack, while Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz has signed on to star in the leading role (via SPIN).
Murphy previously scored Baumbach’s 2010 film Greenberg. Ad-Rock, meanwhile, has some experience acting, appearing in several films and TV shows in the 1980s and 90s. More recently, he made cameos as himself in 30 Rock and Inside Amy Schumer.
Of course, Murphy and Ad-Rock also have their own history together involving a broken refrigerator.
According to a plot synopsis on IMDB, “While We’re Young is about “an uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.” The film also stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, and Adam Driver. Ad-Rock is set to play Stiller and Watts’ married friend. It’s set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Get a taste of Ad-Rock’s acting work in this trailer for the 1989 film Lost Angels: