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American Idiot Film in the Works; Will Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Star?

October 12th, 2011 | By Broadway.com Staff


American Idiot, which ended its Broadway run last April and will kick off its national tour in December, is going Hollywood. Universal Pictures is currently in negotiations to turn the Tony-nominated hit musical into a feature film, according to Deadline.com. Stage director Michael Mayer will reportedly direct the movie, with Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) attached to write the script.

According to the report, it is expected that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will revive his stage work as drug dealer St. Jimmy in the film.

 

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