“Crazy Rich Asians” Director To Helm New Biopic On Journey’s Arnel Pineda

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu will be making a new movie based on the life story of Journey frontman Arnel Pineda. The film will be produced by Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and a writer search is currently underway. Warner Bros. has already obtained the rights to the “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” documentary on Pineda, but the studio is still negotiating for the licensing of the group’s original songs. Chu told Deadline the following:

“This story in particular has been on my mind since I first read about it years ago. A true fairytale and triumph of the human spirit. An unlikely hero, an undeniable talent, the power of music and a worldwide stage — literally — has all the ingredients I love about movies. Plus I have been a fan of Journey’s music since I can remember. I am excited to be bringing the audience along on this incredible story with my partners at Warner Bros., who have been a leading champion of diverse voices in front and behind the camera.”