Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Can't Handle Meeting Joan Jett in 'Ordinary World' Trailer

Billie Joe Armstrong in the trailer for Ordinary World.
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Billie Joe Armstrong in the trailer for Ordinary World.

Billboard recently recounted Billie Joe Armstrong’s greatest acting gigs, and we might have one more scene to add to the list -- or at least to a list of the most awkward. And by awkward, we mean awkwardly good. 

The Green Day frontman is starring in Ordinary World, a film about a middle-aged punk singer figuring out life while his band is on a break. The Tribeca Film Fest favorite (which hits theaters Oct. 14) just shared a new trailer, which features Armstrong trying to desperately, and failing, to make small talk with punk icon Joan Jett, and coming up far short of spectacular. 

In the scene, Billie Joe asks Joan’s manager/his ex (played by Judy Greer) for an introduction, but the best he can muster (after a prolonged silence) is, “My mother-in-law's name is Joan." Mother-in-laws are never good conversation starters. 

Ordinary World isn't the only major release on Green Day’s radar right now. Last Friday (Oct. 7) they released their new studio album, Revolution Radio. How will it fare on Billboard’s charts? Keep an eye on this weekend for the latest. 


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