According to this VH1 pop-up video, Billie Joe Armstrong, the singer / guitarist, of Green Day would like Robert Pattinson to play the lead in American Idiot if it were to be made into a movie. The album American Idiot is the band’s salute to the Bush Years. Hollywood is currently trying to turn it into a movie.
Original quote from Billie Joe Armstrong from an interview he did with Spinner in 2009.
Who would you want to play Christian and Gloria if this were given a big screen adaptation?
The girl that played in ‘Juno’ [Ellen Page] — I think she could be Gloria. The song ‘East Jesus Nowhere’ — I got the title from ‘Juno.’ There was that one part where the mother goes, “Why are you driving out in East Jesus Nowhere to go hang out with that couple.” And it was like, “Oh my god, I’ve heard of Bumf— Egypt, but East Jesus Nowhere? That’s amazing.”
And Christian, I’m gonna say maybe that kid in ‘Twilight’ [Robert Pattinson]. He’s a good actor. There’s still more to come with that kid.
Read the full interview here.
Thanks to RobPattMoms for finding the interview.