Green Day's 'American Idiot' Gets Big Screen Treatment
By Sarah Crow Posted Apr 13th 2011 11:50AM
The pop-punk band have had their 2004 Grammy-winning album 'American Idiot' adapted into a successful Broadway musical and now it may make its way to movie theaters.
Sources report Universal is in talks to bring the show to the big screen, and the musical's director, Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, has already signed on to direct.
'Milk' director Dustin Lance Black is reportedly in talks to pen the screenplay.
Tom Hanks' company, Playtone, who have previously produced musical hits 'That Thing You Do!' and 'Mamma Mia!' will produce the big-screen adaptation.
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