Oliver Stone's film was originally released in 1991
The Beastie Boys‘ Ad-Rock has revealed that he auditioned for Oliver Stone’s film ‘The Doors’.
The movie was released in 1991 and told the story of the LA band and their late frontman Jim Morrison. Now the rapper-come-actor, who stars in new Noah Baumbach film ‘While We’re Young’, has told The New York Times that he tried out for the film whilst stoned.
“I went in for The Doors movie, with Oliver Stone,” says the musician, real name Adam Horovitz. “I was definitely stoned, and as I walked in I looked at him and I was like, ‘You’re not going to cast me in this movie, right?’ He’s like, ‘No, I don’t think so’.”
‘While We’re Young’ will hit cinemas later this week (March 27).
Meanwhile, the band’s debut album ‘Licensed To Ill’ has been certified diamond nearly 30 years after its initial release. The accomplishment places the trio in the elite group of hip-hop artists to reach diamond status, alongside 2Pac, Eminem and OutKast.
The Beastie Boys have also delayed the release of their autobiography until at least 2017. In 2013 the two surviving members of the group signed a deal with Random House imprint, Spiegel & Grau.
When asked if the book was still due to come out in 2015, Horovitz responded by saying: “No!… There’s no way it’s going to happen [before 2017]. I might get sued by saying this, but I’m just being realistic.”