Green Day’s American Idiot Heading to the Silver Screen

Posted by at 10:24 am on April 13, 2011

Well Green Day having their chart-topping album American Idiot become a successful Broadway musical is just not enough. Now Deadline reports Universal is turning the musical into a feature film and they’re already talking to Dustin Lance Black, who won an Oscar for writing Milk, to write the script. In addition, Michael Mayer, the man who directed the stage run of the musical (open until April 24th) is set to direct.

It is expected that Green Day lead singer/songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong will be courted to play the role of the drug dealer St. Jimmy. Each time he did a stint in the role on Broadway, the grosses rose considerably at the St. James Theatre. The band was actively involved in the formation of the musical.

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