Jay Baruchel has signed onto headline The Rebel Kind, from writer-director Reginald Harkema.

This music biography will be based on John "Buck Cherry" Armstrong's memoir of the same name, which chronicles his time as the frontman for The Modernettes. The movie will follow the rise of the burgeoning Vancouver punk-rock scene as one successful band throws in the towel after succumbing to their sudden super stardom.

Optic Nerve Films is producing The Rebel Kind, which has a budget of $5 million. The movie will begin shooing this spring.