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[pic=Billie Joe as St. Jimmy on Broadway]073013_billie_stjimmy_musical.jpg[/pic]At tonight's screening for the American Idiot musical documentary, Broadway Idiot, Michael Mayer (who directed the musical) said that when the movie gets made, Billie Joe will play the role of St. Jimmy. This news comes from the Q&A following the screening, first reported by @GreenDayMind.

But that's extent of information we have on the film. Back in 2011 it was confirmed that Playtone, the production company owned by Tom Hanks, had purchased the film rights for the musical. At that time there was speculation about Billie Joe playing the role - which Billie Joe talked about on Twitter then:

[quote]Haven't totally committed to St Jimmy for AI movie. Yes, I'm interested. Yes someone jumped the gun..[/quote]

That was two years ago, and nothing has been said about the movie till now. Mayer said they still weren't sure when the film was going to be made due to "Hollywood bullshit", so for now we just patiently wait and keep our fingers crossed that it all comes together nicely.

View a collection of photos during Billie Joe's run as St. Jimmy on Broadway.

We will have a full recap of Broadway Idiot and the Q&A soon.
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