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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.”

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I mentioned last week that if you’re lucky you can catch Billie Joe Armstrong stopping by American Idiot. But now for a week you are guaranteed to see him because he’s going to be IN THE SHOW. (Hint: this is unusual and a very big deal.)

BJA will be making his Broadway debut in the role of St. Jimmy, the campy goth heroine dealer who the main character, Johnny, bumps into (sort of… you’ll have to see the show to know what I mean by that) during his journey in the city. He is performing Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, October 3.

Obviously Armstrong knows the words because he kind of wrote them, but can he act the part? I personally think he’ll be awesome, although the two people I’ve seen in the role (Tony Vincent and his understudy Joshua Kobak) have been mind-blowingly fantastic, and to be honest, downright creepy.

~Amelia Bienstock