In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has confirmed that Tom Hanks’ production company has expressed interest in turning the band’s 2004 concept album, “American Idiot”, into a feature film.
“American Idiot” has already made the transition into a Broadway show that tells the coming-of-age story of three small-town friends, but it now appears as through Tom Hanks is in talks to acquire the films rights to the musical.
Talking to the WSJ, Armstrong said that he had not discussed it with Hanks but that there was definite interest from the actor’s production company.
“It’s like, writing the song ‘American Idiot,’ and then next thing you know Tom Hanks is talking about it — it’s kind of mind-blowing,” Armstrong said.
"They’ve been talking about it. It’s a little on the early side to say what’s going to come of that. It’s really fun to think about, though.”
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