The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr to make acting debut

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr will make his acting debut in upcoming film Newness, a love story directed by Drake Doremus and starring Nicholas Hoult.

Hammond revealed on Facebook that he had a small role in the movie, which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this month.

“My name in lights. So excited to see this movie at Sundance,” he wrote. “I had a little role but it was a lifetime experience with amazing people. Too much!”

Newness follows the relationship of two millennials amid the social media-driven hook-up culture of modern-day Los Angeles.

As well as Hammond Jr and Hoult, the film also stars Laia Costa, Danny Huston, Courtney Eaton and Matthew Gray Gubler.

Frontman Julian Casablancas also penned a song for the soundtrack of documentary film The Unseen Beauty in 2014.

The Strokes released their Future Present Past EP last year, but have not released a full studio album since since 2013’s Comedown Machine.

The New York City band have, however, been working on the follow-up for quite some time.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1 radio last year guitarist Nick Valensi said, “I love being in [The Strokes], I love the weirdness.”

Jokingly, he added, “Donald Trump is producing [the next album]… It’s the five of us and all our issues. It’s going to be awesome music. Julian is psyched about it. He’s very moody so if you have him psyched about music it means were on the right track.”

In 2009, The Strokes’ 2001 debut album Is This It topped the 100 Greatest Albums Of The Decade list in a poll by NME magazine.

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