Green Day's 'Broadway Idiot' Documentary to Get Theatrical Release
Billie Joe Armstrong performs during his final night on Broadway in "American Idiot" on April 24, 2011 (Getty Images)

"Broadway Idiot," which chronicles the theater adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot, is set to hit the big screen on October 18, it was announced Thursday.

The documentary will begin a special theatrical engagement in New York on Oct. 11 before hitting theaters in the U.S. and Canada and video on demand a week later.

Directed by Doug Hamilton, the doc looks at the challenges of adapting the multi-platinum punk-rock opera into the 2010 Broadway production. Broadway Idiot debuted at the South by Southwest Festival earlier this year.

"My fear was that it was just going to be sort of absurd, not relatable and corny," says Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong about the adaptation in a new trailer for the doc.

The stage adaptation of Idiot was helmed by Michael Mayer and co-written by Mayer and Armstrong.

The politically-charged album, which included two nine-minute, multi-part songs, included reoccurring characters named  "Jesus of Suburbia" and "Whatsername" that appeared throughout.

Idiot drew a favorable critical response upon its release in the September just prior to the 2004 presidential election and went on to spawn multiple hit singles including "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends."

The title went on to be named Best Rock Album at the 2005 Grammy Awards.

Broadway Idiot Trailer from Broadway Idiot on Vimeo.