Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has landed his first starring role in an indie film.
The rocker was cast to star alongside Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester in the art-house drama “Like Sunday, Like Rain.”
Deadline.com reports that film tells the story of a struggling musician (played by Meester), who becomes a guardian of a 12-year-old music prodigy. Armstrong stars as the boyfriend of Meester’s character, while Debra Messing joins as the boy’s mother.
The film comes from actor/director Frank Whaley (Ray Donovan, Pulp Fiction) and is already filming in New York.
Billie Joe Armstrong has worked on the big screen with Penny Marshall’s “Riding in Cars With Boys” and Judd Apatow’s “This Is 40.” His latest film credit comes as a cameo appearance in the upcoming comedy sequel “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”
Aside from the new acting gig, Armstrong and his band Green Day are also featured in two documentaries. “¡Cuatro!” focuses on the band’s writing and recording process while creating 2012’s ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! album trilogy, while “Broadway Idiot” zooms into the adaptation of Green Day’s American Idiot album into a Broadway production.
Armstrong has had a rocky 2012, after he went to rehab for substance abuse. Green Day resumed touring earlier this year, and is set for a short Australian tour set in February 2014.
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