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Billie Joe Armstrong to Play Leighton Meester's Beau in 'Like Sunday, Like Rain'

September 19, 2013 (6:07 am) GMT
The Green Day lead singer is also joined in the Frank Whaley-directed drama by 'Smash' actress Debra Messing.
Billie Joe Armstrong to Play Leighton Meester's Beau in 'Like Sunday, Like Rain'

gets a rocker boyfriend in her new movie "". It's confirmed that 's frontman has landed a role as the said love interest to her on-screen character in the indie drama.

Directed by "Ray Donovan" actor Frank Whaley, the film revolves around a struggling musician, played by the "" actress, who lands a job as a nanny to a 12-year-old boy who lives a lonely life because of his parents' constant absence.

Production has started filming in New York City with Meester spotted on location. Newcomer Julian Shatkin is tapped to play the young loner, while "" star is cast as the boy's mother. No release date has been announced for the film.

Armstrong is no stranger to acting. He was among the cast of Tony-winning Broadway musical "American Idiot" which was based on his band's hit album of the same name.

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