"American Idiot" Movie Still Being Considered
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:12:29
Discussions about a movie based on Green Day's album (and Broadway show) American Idiot continue. Michael Mayer, who directed the stage adaptation, told New York Times that "We're definitely in talks. There are people who have the ability to make it happen, who have expressed genuine interest in it, and we want to do it, so I think it could happen." Mayer also says it is a "no-brainer" that Billie Joe Armstrong would play St. Jimmy in a film. Duh. Or is it d'oh?
Armstrong himself told the paper that "I think I'd be interested in the future of really getting into writing specifically for a show, that's something I'd really love to do. The kind of music that I like is very immediate and very catchy, and you identify with it quickly, and I try to write like that. And in musical theater it's the same thing: you identify with the songs immediately, the good ones anyway."
Is American Idiot this generation's truest rock opera?