U eyes ‘American Idiot’ feature

Dustin Lance Black to pen the script

Universal in talks to turn the Broadway musical “American Idiot” into a film.

Dustin Lance Black will pen the script with the musical’s original director, Michael Mayer, helming.

The musical used songs from punk rock band Green Day’s CD of the same title to tell the coming-of-age story of three small town guys.

Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, who also produced “Mamma Mia” for Universal, optioned the musical prior to its opening day last spring through their Playtone Pictures.

Black most recently penned the script to “J. Edgar” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood.

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