The movie adaptation of the album was planned immediately after the album's release in 2004, but plans for the movie were put on hold after the musical took 5 years to come into existence. However, following the success of the Broadway Musical, American Idiot is said to soon make its debut in the silver screen.
Playtone Productions (Tom Hanks" company), who will be producing this film, has hired Michael Mayer ( American Idiot's musical director) as the director. According to sources, this movie, which will be based on the Broadway version, will come out in 2013. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will be playing the role of St Jimmy.