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Director Spike Jonze Recalls the Movie Script He Wrote with the Beastie Boys

Image courtesy of Phil Andelman (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Phil Andelman (via ABC News Radio)

Before and after he made his mark in the film industry, Spike Jonze made music videos with the Beastie Boys , most famously the 1970s TV-cop-show send-up for 1994's "Sabotage."

In a recent interview promoting his latest movie,  Her , Jonze reminisced about the "ridiculous" feature-length script he wrote with Beasties members  Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz , Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "MCA" Yauch not long after "Sabotage."

"It was called We Can Do This ," Jonze said to Indiewire.com.  "It was so surreal and out there."

Jonze added that while "there were no 1970s cops in it," the We Can Do This script did include two of Yauch's other characters from "Sabotage," and overall it "was definitely in the same spirit" as that video.  Diamond and Horovitz were to play multiple roles, too, among them a country star and a guy who, according to Jonze, "was a little bit a John Travolta  [in] Saturday Night Fever  type of kid."

"It would have been funny to see them on screen," Jonze said.

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