Green Day Think Robert Pattinson Is An ‘Idiot’

Posted: October 18, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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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.

-Diana Pearl

  1. Dee says:

    I’m actually not as opposed to this casting as I thought I would be. Pattinson gave a pretty decent performance in “Remember Me,” so there’s still faith that this won’t turn out to be a disaster if he’s actually cast.

  2. Perez ha! That info was incorrectly used from a 2009 Spinner interview. BJA said that about for Christian, if he were able to choose characters for Christian & Gloria, the characters from 21st Century Breakdown NOT American Idiot.

    Original quote from Billie Joe Armstrong from Spinner 2009 interview:
    Who would you want to play Christian and Gloria if this were given a big screen adaptation?
    The girl that played in ‘Juno’ [Ellen Page] — I think she could be GLORIA. The song ‘East Jesus Nowhere’ — I got the title from ‘Juno.’ There was that one part where the mother goes, “Why are you driving out in East Jesus Nowhere to go hang out with that couple.” And it was like, “Oh my god, I’ve heard of Bumf— Egypt, but East Jesus Nowhere? That’s amazing.”
    ►And CHRISTIAN, I’m gonna say maybe that kid in ‘Twilight’ [Robert Pattinson]. He’s a good actor. There’s still more to come with that kid.

  3. There is no way in hell BJA actually thinks that… like… no way. He’s either getting paid to say that or had a shit ton of jack daniels and decided it was a good idea! hahah and Bex to be fair, Christian and Jesus of Suburbia were kind of mixed together for the musical even though it’s only called “American Idiot.”

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