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Billie Joe Armstrong cast in American Idiot film adaptation

on June 14, 2011, 4:00pm

american idiot Billie Joe Armstrong cast in American Idiot film adaptation

Goodbye Broadway, hello Hollywood. After announcing their plans to adapt the hit stage production of Green Day‘s American Idiot, Tom Hanks and his Playtone Productions have tapped the band’s frontman Billie Joe Armstrong to reprise the role of St. Jimmy on the silver screen (via Spinner). No word yet on any other additional casting info, but the film is slated to hit theaters in 2013 and will be directed by Michael Mayer (who also directed the Broadway version, along with the crowd pleasing Spring Awakening). As always, stay tuned for more details on the project as they’re announced.

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