Billie Joe Armstrong may be a Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and the frontman of Green Day, one the biggest punk bands ever. But in “Ordinary World,” his first leading role, he’s nothing but a failed rock star missing his glory days.
Directed and written by Lee Kirk, Armstrong stars as Perry, a former punk rocker who is ten years into his band’s “indefinite hiatus” and is still struggling with adjusting to the real world. After his wife (Selma Blair) and his daughter (Madisyn Shipman) forget his 40th birthday, his brother (Chris Messina) takes pity and gives him money to throw the biggest birthday bash. Check out the latest trailer and poster below.
Fred Armisen, Judy Greer, Dallas Roberts, Kevin Corrigan and Brian Baumgartner also co-star. “Ordinary World” is a joint production between Process and Let It Play and is produced by Tim Perell, Alex Ginzburg, Tony Lee. The dramedy also features original music by the Green Day frontman, with the title track featured on the band’s upcoming album “Revolution Radio,” out October 7.
Filming for the movie began in late 2014 and premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Armstrong’s previous acting gigs include guest roles on “King of the Hill” and “Nurse Jackie,” as well as small roles on movies like “Live Freaky! Die Freaky!,” “This Is 40” and the indie film “Like Sunday, Like Rain.”
Universal Pictures will release “Ordinary World” in theaters, digital HD and on demand on October 14.