Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Exclusive: Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is the Next Justin Timberlake?


Wake me up when tomorrow comes: Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong is serious about his acting career. He’s following Justin Timberlake from the radio to the big screen. BJ has already finished his first film, “Like Sunday Like Rain” directed by our old Naked Angels pal Frank Whaley.

Now I’m told he’s signed to play a rocker (duh) in Lee Kirk’s “Geezer,” a comedy about an aging rocker whose family forgets his 40th birthday. Sounds like fun. Someone’s giving Billie Joe good advice. Both movies are combining music and acting. Plus, they’re indie enough to give him cred.

Soon enough we may see Billie Joe at the Indie Spirit Awards. Far from an American Idiot, he’s quite smart and talented. Can’t wait to see where this will lead,

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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