By Michael Haskoor
It seems that James Murphy has decided to embrace his interest in film, post-LCD Soundsystem. Murphy informed Rolling Stone in a recent interview that his new movie, which he will direct, will have some help from Ron Howard. Movie production will begin this fall. Interestingly enough, this movie will serve as the first segment in a “series of shorts” put together from the winners of a Canon contest.
Murphy seems to have a very live-in-the-moment type of attitude, willing to experiment with any interesting opportunity that comes his way. Per Rolling Stone, he claimed that he will not abandon music and will be working on a few songs with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as well. James Murphy is also part of the cast of a film starring Tim Heidecker called “The Comedy” due out this fall via Tribeca Films. Directed by Rick Alverson, “The Comedy” was screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2012 and is a drama (despite featuring comedic geniuses, Tim & Eric) centered around the story of a young man living in Williamsburg and his father’s inheritance. Keep an eye out for more to come from James Murphy, jack of all trades.