Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong To Star In Indie Film
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.19.2013
With Leighton Meester...
Deadline reports that Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is set to star in the indie drama Like Sunday, Like Rain with Leighton Meester. Meester plays a struggling musician who becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old music prodigy.
The film is being written and directed by Frank Whaley (Ray Donovan), who has previously directed Joe the King, The Jimmy Show and New York City Serenade.
Armstrong will play the boyfriend of Meester's character. This will be his first acting role. Debra Messing will play the mother of the boy, who will be played by Julian Shatkin. J. Smith Cameron (Rectify, Margaret) also stars. Filming is ongoing in New York with BB Films' Uri Singer, FJ Productions' Fabio Golombek, and Tagline Pictures' Josh Kesselman and Danny Sherman producing.
Meester sang in Country Strong and will next appear in Warner Bros. 2014 film The Judge with Robert Downey Jr.