Billie Joe Armstrong To Write New Music For Shakespeare Adaptation

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is making a return to the theatre as he is now writing music for a rock adaptation of Shakespeare.

The frontman will contribute new material to the Yale Repertory Theater's production of These Paper Bullets, a modern day updating of The Bard's Much Ado About Nothing, reports the New York Times.

The play centers on a band from Liverpool as they cope with the pressure of the London music industry. The Rolin Jones adaptation follows the band as they "find their way in the London music scene," Playbill reported.

Armstrong was previously a creative force behind Green Day's Broadway show American Idiot in 2010, which showed at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre before moving to Broadway. Recently, there were reports that the production would be turned into a Hollywood film.

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