Green Day's 'American Idiot' Turned Into HBO Movie With Billie Joe Armstrong on Board

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong reveals the cable channel has given a green light to the project based on the band's 2004 political album and he is set to reprise his Broadway role, St. Jimmy.

AceShowbiz - Green Day's "American Idiot" is getting a TV movie treatment. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong reveals that their 2004 political album, which was adapted into a Broadway musical which ran from 2010 to 2011, is being turned into an HBO movie.

"That's the plan right now, yeah," Armstrong tells NME in an interview. "We've got a green light from HBO, and the script is currently going through a couple of rewrites here and there, so I'm not sure when exactly we're going to start shooting, but it's definitely all systems go at the moment."

Armstrong is set to reprise his role as drug dealer St. Jimmy from the Broadway production. Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton", has expressed his interest in taking part in the TV movie. "Can. I. Be. In. This. I'll. Play. Anyone," he tweeted.

"American Idiot" musical follows two young men who run away and one who stays home with his pregnant girlfriend. It won two Tony Awards and a Grammy for best musical show album. Reports emerged in 2011 that Tom Hanks wanted to produce a big-screen version of the musical.

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