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

By: / October 12, 2011

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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.