Green Day’s Broadway-bound American Idiot may already be on the way to the big screen. The Tom Hanks' production company Playtone is in talks to create a feature film from the rock musical, according to Deadline New York. American Idiot begins previews at the St. James Theatre on March 24.
Hanks and Playtone partner Gary Goetzman are not new to transferring stage musicals to movie theaters. The team also produced Mamma Mia!, which was a hit at the box office and grossed $610 million worldwide.
American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green Day’s electrifying score. This high-octane show includes every song from the acclaimed album American Idiot (including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends”), as well as several songs from the band’s Grammy-wiining 21st Century Breakdown.
American Idiot opens at the St. James Theatre on April 20.