It was announced this past April that “American Idiot,” the Green Day musical based off the album of the same name was going to be adapted to the big screen. The show about suburban youths finding their way in the post-9/11 world is good, but I was skeptical of this decision after an underwhelming performance at the Tony’s and a rather short Broadway run–the show closed on April 24.
As a side note, does it make any sense that it has taken over 25 years for a “Les Miserables” movie to be made, but it only takes “American Idiot” two years? But after hearing Green Day’s latest thoughts on the casting, I’ve lost hope.
According to celebrity blogger extraordinaire, Perez Hilton, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day frontman) thinks “Twilight star” Robert Pattinson would be a good choice to star the film. “I’m gonna say that kid in ‘Twilight.’ He’s a good actor. There’s still more to come with that kid.”
While I admit that Pattinson was good in “Water for Elephants,” the real question is, does he have any vocal talent? I hate it when celebrities are cast in film adaptions of musicals sheerly because of their star power or acting talent (I’m looking at you, Gerard Butler). Singing ability should play a large role in casting.
While “American Idiot” does not require the same kind of vocal chops that some other shows need, it still needs something that we’re unaware R-Pattz can provide. Armstrong has also been in talks to be cast in the film. Perhaps he’s a closeted “Twilight” super fan dying to work with the Edward Cullen.