Robert Pattinson As Lead in 'American Idiot' Movie: Is He the Right Choice? (POLL)

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The album-turned-Broadway musical American Idiot is now heading to the big screen and Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson is reportedly in line to play the lead role!

On VH1's Pop-Up Video of Green Day's song "21 Guns," a bubble pops up stating that frontman (and creator of Idiot) Billy Joe Armstrong said RPattz is his first choice for the coveted role. What do you think of this possibility? Is Rob the right man for the role? Cast your vote in the poll and defend your answer in the comments!

The actor has expressed an interest in music.

There were even rumors that he would be recording a solo album before The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 promotional tour began, but his reps quickly shot those reports down. 

American Idiot is a one-act Broadway show that is based on Green Day's album of the same name. According to the play's Wikipedia description: 

"The story, expanded from that of the concept album, centers on three disaffected young men, Johnny, Will, and Tunny. Johnny and Tunny flee stifling suburbia and their parents' restrictions. The pair look for meaning in life and try out the freedom and excitement of the city."
Other recognizable names to have starred in the stage production include singer Melissa Etheridge, American Idol  alum Justin Guarini and Bill Joe himself.
 

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  • ky
    ky

    YOU HAVE TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME! Him! Playing jimmy?? PLZ tell me this is a joke. This is just...horrific. I don't want to live on this planet anymore

  • Viplove
    Viplove

    REASON & EMOTION; The U.S. soldiers are miuedrrng and dying for the evil ILLUMINATI. Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,Ooh, they send you down to war, ..And when you ask them, how much should we give?Ooh, they only answer more! more! more! yoh.It aint me, it aint me, I aint no military mind controlled one, no no no!It aint me, it aint me; I aint miuedrrng anyone, no no no!

  • Simona Kubecov√°
    Simona Kubecov√°

    Robert Pattinson in American Idiot! It makes me have no ass?! I'm there I want Billie. And no Robert

  • sydney, >_<
    sydney, >_<

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH NO. NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER. i will freaking sue the company. he's friggin sparkle boy. he will never be punk. he will never be rock. he will always be. friggin. SPARKLE. BOY!!! he would kill this musical, i saw it once and i absolutely need to have it on dvd so i can watch it all the time. if he's in it what's the point? he would murder it! it would be AWFUL. and why not billie joe? isn't billie joe armstrong playing saint jimmy? i would rather see billie joe and the cast of the musical. rob doesn't have the proper voice. it's not... rusty enough. this is punk for gods sake!

  • sydney, >_<
    sydney, >_<

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH NO. NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER. i will freaking sue the company. he's friggin sparkle boy. he will never be punk. he will never be rock. he will always be. friggin. SPARKLE. BOY!!! he would kill this musical, i saw it once and i absolutely need to have it on dvd so i can watch it all the time. if he's in it what's the point? he would murder it! it would be AWFUL.

  • Skeptical
    Skeptical

    Personally, I'd much rather see John Gallagher Jr.

  • Cathal
    Cathal

    Not in a million years !!!!!! If he does it I'm never listenin 2 Green Day again!!!!!! Well not EVER again but not until the hype from the film is gone !!

  • dan endres
    dan endres

    Robs not the son of rage and love i hoped for. Lol if hes playing a lead part im not seeing it. Ive seen it on broadway with billie 3 times. Im not going to see a vampire sing greenday

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen

    I guess so...maybe with heavy make-up and clothes. I mean look what they did with Jimmy in the video. if you see the actor's normal pictures, he looks quite innocent. I'm not sure. maybe. It's not my choice.

  • Victoria
    Victoria

    No. Just no. Don't even joke about that.

  • Miranda
    Miranda

    sure he is a great actor, personally I don't like him at all, but he would NOT be good for American Idiot AT ALL. I have seen the musical myself and Robert P doesn't come to my mind. I honestly believe BJA was jokeing when he said that. He has joked about twilight before so I am not counting on him starring in this movie. There will be a lot of RAGED Idiots, with no LOVE if this happens....

  • Jane
    Jane

    The kind of singing he does wouldn't be right for the movie. This would call for a more experienced, professional singer who at most be qualified for Broadway.

  • oniszko2
    oniszko2

    I think he would be wonderful in this, I love the way he sings.

  • silkyfine49
    silkyfine49

    I feel that rob pattinson should try this move

  • Gina
    Gina

    I love Rob but they should just use the actors that performed in the show on Broadway.

  • jennyjazz
    jennyjazz

    Since Billie Joe is heading the search for his project I hope he gets the person that he wants. And if happens to be Pattinson then that's a bonus for me! I would get Green Day and Robert Pattinson : )

  • Beverly Riddle
    Beverly Riddle

    Yes, he already has done singing, he did 2 songs in Twilight, and all the girls swooned! He had box office appeal and is musically talented as well. What more could you want?