Billie Joe Armstrong to Star in American Idiot Movie

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Billie Joe Armstrong to Star in <i>American Idiot</i> Movie

Just when you thought Billie Joe Armstrong was done working with material from his 2004 Green Day release American Idiot, he’s back with more. Turns out the Green Day lead singer is set to star in the feature length film version of the album, according to NME. The record was already adapted into a Broadway musical, and now the stage version will be transformed for the silver screen.

According to Broadway.com, Armstrong will play the part of drug dealer St. Jimmy, a role he is already well acquainted with after his stint touring as part of the American Idiot musical.

We told you way back when that Tom Hanks would be producing the film version, and Michael Mayer, director of the Broadway spectacle, will be serving as the director. The film is currently slated to hit theaters in 2013.

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