American Idiot Musical Becomes Film

“Milk” and “J. Edgar” scribe Dustin Lance Black will pen the script for a film adaptation of the Broadway musical “American Idiot” for Universal Pictures says Variety.

The musical used songs from punk rock band Green Day’s CD of the same title to tell the coming-of-age story of three small town guys.

The musical’s original director Michael Mayer will direct while Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce.