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Green Day's Mike Dirnt Producing Movie

Image courtesy of Marina Chavez (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Marina Chavez (via ABC News Radio)

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt is about to add movie producer to his credits.

The 42-year-old musician is teaming up with Green Day's longtime manager, Pat Magnarella , to produce Crickets , a film about an aspiring standup comic dying of a terminal illness. He asks his estranged brother, an office worker, to grant his last wish: to perform his material on stage so he can see if he ever really had talent.

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

He adds that the love-hate relationship between the brothers "feels very real."

"I'm just kind of tired of junk food movies," Dirnt explains, adding, "Here’s something that's a feel good, feel bad and feel everything movie."

Dirnt will also help out with the music for the film -- he's had plenty of experience in that area. As a member of Green Day, Dirnt has contributed to many movie soundtracks over the years, including The Simpsons Movie , Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 .

He's also a producer of the currently-in-the-works film adaptation of the American Idiot musical.

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