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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has landed a starring role in a new indie film alongside Leighton Meester. The film, Like Sunday, Like Rain, is about a musician (Meester) and her motherly relationship with a twelve-year-old music prodigy. Armstrong will portray the boyfriend of Meester’s character. The film will be directed by Frank Whaley, an actor best known for his appearances in movies such as Pulp Fiction and Born on the Fourth of July.
It’s been a busy year for Armstrong and Green Day. They spent the majority of it touring the world in support of their trilogy of albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!, which were released in late 2012. The 99 Revolutions Tour, which ran from March through August, featured stops in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and Russia.
The making of ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! was chronicled in a documentary titled ¡Cuatro!, released in April. Broadway Idiot, another Green Day documentary, comes out next month. It looks at how the band’s album American Idiot, which has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, was transformed into a successful Broadway musical.
Like Sunday, Like Rain will be Armstrong’s first leading role. He has appeared in minor and cameo roles in films such as This is 40 and The Simpsons Movie. He is also scheduled to appear in Anchorman: The Legend Continues, out later this year.
Like Sunday, Like Rain has begun filming in New York City.