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'Milk' writer to pen Green Day musical?

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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performing live in concert at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester

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Milk writer Dustin Lance Black is in talks to write the feature adaptation of the Green Day musical.

The stage show American Idiot is based on the band's album of the same name and follows the coming-of-age of three young friends living in a small US town.

According to Deadline, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong will take on the role of a drug dealer, which he has played on Broadway.

Tony Award-winning musical director Michael Mayer is expected to helm the project.

Black won an Oscar for his screenplay for Milk, which told the story of the gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk.

Watch a clip of Green Day performing with the American Idiot musical cast at the Grammys below:

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