LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy to appear as ‘ageing hipster’ in new film

'The Comedy' will screen at Sundance Film Festival in January 2012

James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem – who played their final shows earlier this year – is set to appear as an ‘ageing Brooklyn hipster’ in new film The Comedy.

The movie, which will screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (January 19-29, 2012) in Utah, was directed by Rick Alverson and stars Tim Heidecker as a man who “whiles away his days with a group of ageing Brooklyn hipsters, engaging in acts of recreational cruelty and pacified boredom,” reports Pitchfork.

Co-produced by the independent record label Jagjaguwar, the film is pitched as: “A scathing look at the white male on the verge of collapse, Rick Alverson’s carefully observed portrait provokes and disorients; a cautionary fable for the autumn of the American Era.” For more information, visit and Jagjaguwar.

Next year’s Sundance will also screen Shut Up And Play The Hits, a film documenting LCD Soundsystem’s last show at New York‘s Madison Square Garden in April 2011.