The last time we talked about the film version of Green Day‘s album-turned-Broadway show American Idiot, it looked like Green Day bandleader Billie Joe Armstrong might be playing one of the lead roles on screen. That casting is confirmed now, as THR says that Billy Joe will indeed reprised the role of St. Jimmy, which he played in some sold-out Broadway shows, under the direction of Michael Mayer. Dustin Lance Black is scripting the film version of American Idiot, a tale of love and anger acted out through the characters Jesus of Suburbia and St. Jimmy. We’ve heard about the potential for a movie version for several years, but fans can possibly take heart now that there is real forward movement.

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Just as the original Broadway run of American Idiot is about to close, a movie based on Green Day‘s 2004 album — something that has been a topic of discussion since the record first hit stands — may have a screenwriter and a home at Universal. Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) is in talks to write a film based on the Broadway musical based on Green Day’s album. Michael Mayer, director of the Broadway run, is set to direct. Read More »

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