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Green Day's American Idiot To Become Feature Film

Green Day's American Idiot To Become Feature Film T he Green Day-fueled American Idiot doesn't bow on Broadway bow until April 20.  Already, talks are underway with Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman to turn the musical into a feature film. The album American Idiot was a huge success for the San Francisco punk band and made them a house hold name around the world.  American Idiot uses the songs of punk band Green Day to tell the coming of age story of three small-town guys. One joins the armed forces, another moves to the city and gets mired in a drug habit, the third stays home and gets his girlfriend pregnant. There is little dialogue beyond the Green Day tunes. The musical which first opened at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, with Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman producing, and it begins previews this week at the St. James Theater . Playtone's last stage-to-screen transfer was the Abba musical Mamma Mia! Critics might not have loved it, but