Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to Star Alongside 'Gossip Girl' Actress Leighton Meester in New Music Movie
Published Sep 19, 2013Pop punk dads Green Day refuse to let the dream die, spending 2012 releasing not one but three albums, along with a documentary. Rather than settle into an early retirement, however, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has numerous projects on the go. The latest? A hefty acting role alongside Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester.
You read that right — the dude who was gaining punk points by freaking out about Justin Bieber this time last year is now set to star in a movie with the cruel backstabber from the private school soap opera that's a guilty pleasure for tweens and adults alike.
According to Deadline, the film's called Like Sunday, Like Rain and stars Meester as a struggling musician. She becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old who just happens to be a musical prodigy.
Armstrong will star as Meester's rocker boyfriend in his first proper film role (after subtly poking fun at himself in Judd Apatow's This is 40 last year). Here's hoping they let him keep his patented guyliner.
The film will also star Debra Messing and was written by Frank Whaley.