[lastfm]Adam “MCA” Yauch [/lastfm]of the [lastfm]Beastie Boys[/lastfm] will put out a new documentary about famed writer William S. Burroughs. The “Fight for Your Right” rapper has obtained rights to a film about the beat generation icon and the Naked Lunch author. The movie is set for release later this year.
Yauch’s production company Oscilloscope announced that it had acquired the rights to the film earlier in the week through the company’s website. The company also recently received the rights to A Film Unfinished, a Sundance award-winning holocaust documentary.
William S Burroughs: A Man Within will feature previously unreleased footage of the counter-culture icon, along with exclusive interviews with [lastfm]Iggy Pop[/lastfm], [lastfm]Sonic Youth’s [/lastfm]Thurston Moore, and others. Yony Leyser directed for the doc.
According to Oscilloscope’s David Fenkel, Leyser “has managed to make a film that captures so much of what Burroughs was about and what he means to so many people.”