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News of Robert Pattinson Playing in 'American Idiot' Resurfaces

October 14, 2011 (6:41 pm) GMT
Despite no confirmation from the big-screen adaptation's producers, VH1 has reminded fans of Billie Joe Armstrong's first choice to play Christian.

There's a chance that may be recognized as "" next. A big-screen adaptation of the album slash Broadway musical is being developed with Pattinson slated to play the male lead, Christian.

Green Day's has actually mentioned Pattinson's name in a 2009 interview with Spinner.com but the news surfaces again after VH1's "Pop Up Video" revived it. Running a version of the rock band's "21 Guns" music video, the music channel wrote in one of the bubbles, "Hollywood is trying to turn it into a movie ...Billie Joe has said that his first choice to play the main character: Robert Pattinson."

The movie is still in pre-production stage with no actors attached. It is based on Green Day's 2004 song "American Idiot" that tells the coming-of-age story of three small-town guys. The movie is expected to hit theaters in 2013.

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