Tom Hanks producing Green Day ‘American Idiot’ movie

Record label hires Hollywood legend to film forthcoming album adaptation

Green Day‘s 2004 album ‘American Idiot’ has been given the green light to be adapted into a full-length movie.

Reuters is reporting that Univsersal have officially hired Tom Hanks to produce the forthcoming adaptation in collaboration with Green Day themselves.

As previously reported, the band and their label had been in negotiations about a possible big-screen adaptation, following the success of the American Idiot Broadway musical, directed by Michael Mayer.

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Online reports confirm that Mayer will once again be in the director’s chair for the movie, and that the team are in talks with Milk writer Dustin Lance Black to pen the screenplay.

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