Green Day's Mike Dirnt To Produce Indie Film

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt will produce the upcoming film Crickets along with the band's manager Pat Magnarella. The movie, written by Alfredo Botello, centers on two estranged brothers who come together again when one is afflicted with a terminal illness.

The healthy brother, an aspiring comic, is asked by the dying brother to perform his set onstage to discover whether he's got talent.

"I've been - and a lot of people have been - affected by illnesses and it's a very relatable thing," Dirnt, whose wife was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, told the Hollywood Reporter.

"Here's something that's a feel good, feel bad and feel everything movie," he added.

Dirnt plans on helping out with the film's music; its development is still in the early stages.

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