Tom Hanks Is An "American Idiot"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday March 23rd 2010 08:17AM

Tom Hanks' Playtone company is looking into a film adaptation of "American Idiot", the upcoming Broadway musical based on the Green Day album says Deadline New York.

'Idiot' follows three young men from a small town who follow quite different paths - one joins the army, the other becomes a addict living on the city streets, the third stays home after his girlfriend falls pregnant. Green Day's songs make up most of the dialogue.

Playtone also turned the Abba musical "Mamma Mia!" into one of the biggest film his of 2008. The film joins the likes of "Wicked," "In the Heights" and "Rock of Ages" which are also getting film adaptations soon.