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    Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:16:01

    Universal Pictures Acquires Film Rights to Green Day's "American Idiot" - It's the rights to the Broadway musical based on the band's album of the same name

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    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Frontman, lead guitarist and songwriter of US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.
    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Mike Dirnt, bassist and back-up vocalist with US punk rock band, Green Day, plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.
    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Frontman, lead guitarist and songwriter of US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.

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    Green Day might be headed to the big screen.

    According to Reuters, Universal Pictures is in negotiations to acquire the movie rights to American Idiot for a film version of the Broadway musical based on the hit album. Michael Mayer, director of the Broadway show, has been hired to direct, while Dustin Lance Black of Milk fame is in negotiations to write the film.

    Tom Hanks' Playtone production company and the members of the band will produce, as well.

    Would you go see a film based on the American Idiot musical, which is based on the album? That's a lot of based ons!

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.14.11




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