Arnel Pineda set to meet with ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director

Published December 11, 2018, 8:35 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Arnel Pineda revealed having an appointment to meet with “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu presumably to explore the possibility of doing the singer’s biographical film.

The news was announced by Jon, himself, in an interview with online magazine Deadline Hollywood by writer Mike Fleming Jr. early this month.

According to the article, Warner Bros is re-teaming with Jon to document Arnel’s journey to stardom.

Journey band members (L-R) Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Arnel Pineda, Deen Castronovo, and Ross Valory pose together after performing on NBC's Today Show in New York July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Journey band members (L-R) Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Arnel Pineda, Deen Castronovo, and Ross Valory pose together after performing on NBC’s Today Show in New York July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Note that Arnel rose to fame after the iconic ’80s arena rock band Journey co-founder Neal Schon saw one of his covers on YouTube back in 2007.

“The studio is negotiating to license the original Journey tunes, most written by Steve Perry and Neal, and Warner Bros has acquired rights to ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ That was the 2012 documentary that chronicled Arnel’s impossible rise. Jon’s vision is to make an empowering movie that follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale of a formerly homeless Filipino singer to overnight rock star,” wrote Mike.

In a report, Arnel shared he’s not aware about it yet but he said he might learn more details in the coming weeks.

Whether if the talks are true or not, the singer feels “honored and thrilled” that Jon noticed him.

 
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