A Biopic About Journey's Arnel Pineda Is In The Works

December 6, 2018

In the ongoing run of rockstar biopics hitting Hollywood, Journey vocalist Arnel Pineda will be the latest artist to have a film be made about his life.

According to DeadlineCrazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has been attached to direct the film and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill will serve its the producer. The search for a writer is currently underway.

Pineda was recruited by Journey after guitarist Neal Schon saw him fronting a Manila cover band in a YouTube clip. His story can be described as a Cinderella story going from complete unknown to bringing Journey back into the spotlight to arenas around the world.

Warner Bros. is currently in negotiations with licensing the band's original songs to be used in the film.

In 2012, the documentary Don't Stop Believein': Everyman's Journey illustrated Pineda's rise from homeless cover singer to worldwide rock god.