Universal Pictures Acquires Film Rights to Green Day's "American Idiot"
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:16:01
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!