Tom Hanks producing American Idiot movie

Looks like American Idiot is headed to the silver screen and Tom Hanks is helping it get there.

The Oscar winning actor will be producing a film adaptation of the monster Green Day album which is about to finish it’s run on Broadway. Reuters reports that the film is being distributed by Universal Studios and will be directed by Michael Mayer, who also directed the Broadway version of Idiot. Green Day will also be producing the movie as well.

I’m just hoping that the music in the movie won’t be as “Broadway” as it was on stage. The album is a high-energy rocker and I always felt that a Broadway feel to the vocals made it lack in energy and punch. The dancing, however, is absolutely stunning! Oh man…..that’s what it feels like to be a Broadway writer? Fuck that.

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