As NME.com reports, the musical uses Green Day songs to tell the growing-up tale of three small-town boys as one joins the army, one moves to the big city, and the other stays home and gets his girlfriend pregnant. The musical made its debut in the band’s hometown of Berkeley last year and it is due to make its Broadway premiere on April 20.
It has been long-time rumoured that Green Day would turn their album American Idiot into a film, but now it seems that talks are advancing and this project might actually make it to the silver screen.
According to reports found by NME, Tom Hanks is lined up to direct the film, and Julia Roberts could take a lead role.
Julia singing songs like the album’s title track “American Idiot”? That’s a sight worth seeing.