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The Green Day American Idiot Movie Adaptation Has Been “Pretty Much Scrapped”

Billie Joe Armstrong has now ruled out the planned movie adaptation for Green Day’s 2004 album American Idiot.

It’s been several years since talk of the movie adaptation of Green Day’s American Idiot was brought up, with the last known information about the planned HBO film was that it “had the green light” and the script was “going through a couple of rewrites here and there”.

Now, though, Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed that the movie has been “pretty much scrapped”. There’s been no reason given as to why the band’s legendary 2004 record won’t be hitting the big screen, though the frontman did add that, for some reason, Donald Trump turned up to the opening night of the American Idiot Broadway show in New York. Er… maybe they’ve cancelled the film to avoid something like that ever happening again?!

Read this next: The inside story of Green Day’s American Idiot

Of course, Green Day have plenty to focus on right now anyway, having just released Father Of All… – their 4K-rated new album. And though its provocative title could well be aimed at The Donald, Billie Joe told Kerrang! that the band were staying away from the overt politics of an album like American Idiot this time around.

“I draw no inspiration from the president of the United States, because he’s just… there’s nothing,” he said. “Trump gives me diarrhoea, you know? (Laughs) I don’t want to write a song about it!”

Instead, the lyrics are “coming from a place of feeling like you’re out of control, and you’re not in charge of your own body anymore,” says Billie Joe. “It paints pictures or vignettes of what life is like for me and for other people that, I feel like, are desperate. And I mean that in an empathetic way, where people in America have become very desperate with their situations. There’s factories being shut down, gentrification…”

Stream Father Of All… below:

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13 Paris, France, La Defense Arena,
14 Groningen, Netherlands, Stadspark
17 Antwerp, Belgium, Sportspaleis
21 Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
24 Glasgow, UK, Glasgow Green
26 London, UK, London Stadium
27 Huddersfield, UK, The John Smith’s Stadium
29 Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena


17 Seattle, WA, T-Mobile Park
21 San Francisco, CA, Oracle Park
24 San Diego, CA, Petco Park
25 Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium
28 Commerce City, CO, DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
31 Arlington, TX, Globe Life Field


1 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
5 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
6 Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
8 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
11 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
13 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park
16 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
19 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
21 Washington, DC Nationals Park
22 New York, NY Citi Field
24 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
27 Boston, MA Fenway Park
29 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park


8 Perth, Australia – HBF Park
11 Melbourne, Australia – Marvel Stadium
14 Sydney, Australia – Bankwest Stadium
17 Brisbane, Australia – Suncorp Stadium
20 Dunedin, New Zealand – Forsyth Barr Stadium
22 Auckland, New Zealand – Mt Smart Stadium

Read this next: Album review: Green Day – Father Of All…

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Posted on February 10th 2020, 11:56am
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