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Green Day's Mike Dirnt will produce indie movie 'Crickets'

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Mike Dirnt, the bassist for Green Day, is preparing to take on his new role as a producer. Billboard reports Dirnt and Green Day manager Pat Manarella will co-produce the film, “Crickets,” which was written by Alfredo Botello. The story is about two estranged brothers. One of the siblings, who aims to be a comedian, is diagnosed with a terminal illness and asks his brother to take the stage and perform his material. The film is currently in the beginning stages with Dirnt and Botello putting together a team to work on the project. When talking about the music and why he signed on Dirnt said“"I’ve been — and a lot of people have been — affected by illnesses and it’s a very relatable thing. I'm just kind of tired of junk food movies. Here’s something that's a feel good, feel bad and feel everything movie.” In May, it was reported that Dirnt's wife was battling breast cancer, which he took into consideration when signing on to the film.

In 2012, Green Day released three albums, “¡Uno!,” “¡Dos!,” and “¡Tre!” That year also saw frontman Billie Joe Armstrong be admitted into rehab after an incident during the iHeartRadio show, where he went on a rant and proceeded to smash his guitar. A documentary about the making of the band's broadway show based on their 2004 album “American Idiot” was released in 2013. In the same year Armstrong teamed up with Norah Jones for an Everly Brothers tribute album titled “Foreverly.” In honor of this year's Record Store Day event, the band released “Demolicious,” a collection of demos during the making of their last album.

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