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Green Day‘s American Idiot musical director Michael Mayer has said that a film version of the show is still on the cards.

The musical originally opened at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California in September 2009, before transferring to the St James Theatre on Broadway, where it has been showing since March 2010.

Speaking to The New York Times, Mayer said: “We’re definitely in talks [about a film version]. There are people who have the ability to make it happen, who have expressed genuine interest in it, and we want to do it, so I think it could happen.”

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is currently appearing in the musical, in the role of lead character St Jimmy, and when Mayer responded to the question of whether Armstrong would play him in a film version, he replied: “It’s a no-brainer.”

Armstrong has also expressed an interest in writing a musical from scratch, saying: “I think I’d be interested in the future of really getting into writing specifically for a show, that’s something I’d really love to do.”

He also said that he believed writing Green Day‘s brand of pop-punk was the ideal style for a show, adding: “The kind of music that I like is very immediate and very catchy, and you identify with it quickly, and I try to write like that. And in musical theatre it’s the same thing: you identify with the songs immediately, the good ones anyway.”

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