Beastie Boy releasing Burroughs doc
Published Jun 3 2010, 20:11 BST | By Mike Moody
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Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch
is releasing a documentary about Beat writer William S. Burroughs.
The Yony Leyser-directed picture, titled William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
, will feature never-before-seen archival footage of the Junkie
author, reports IndieWire
The project will also include interviews with musicians including Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore.
Director David Cronenberg and actor Peter Weller, who collaborated for a 1991 film adaptation of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch
, further make interview appearances.
Yauch's company Oscilloscope will release the movie in US cinemas this fall, followed by a DVD release and a TV premiere on PBS's Independent Lens