Green Day has made their mark as a seminal band in alternative rock music in several memorable ways, including the high-concept 2004 album ‘American Idiot’ which scored the East Bay band some of their biggest success. That album which has been adapted into a Broadway stage musical in 2010, is getting even another platform to continue the tales of the Jesus of Suburbia and St. Jimmy in new grand visual heights with HBO green lighting a feature film. The movie which has been rumored as far back as 2011 with Tom Hanks being attached to it at the time as a producer, but the film is now a go according Billie Joe Armstrong himself.
“That’s the plan right now, yeah,” Armstrong says to NME. “We’ve got a green light from HBO, and the script is currently going through a couple of rewrites here and there, so I’m not sure when exactly we’re going to start shooting, but it’s definitely all systems go at the moment.” Armstrong will play the role of St. Jimmy in the yet-to-be-shot film, which he played on stage on Broadway for the musical.
As if that was not enough, Green Day are already busy touring in anticipation of ‘Revolution Radio’ which is due out later tonight at 12am worldwide and you can catch them on NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ tonight as well. Want to see them at their sold-out Chicago show at the Aragon on 10/23? ENTER TO WIN HERE
While we’re all GD at the moment, here is their latest lyric video for their upcoming album ‘Revolution Radio’ due out October, this emotive track is ‘Still Breathing’.