While we were out, it was announced that Jason Blum and Scooter Braun would be producing a Jem & the Holograms movie, and Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) would be directing.
The below image appeared on the film’s tumblr this morning, along with the cast list. Are you ready to meet the women who will be bringing the classic 80’s cartoon characters to life, and get the first glimpse of them in character?
Starring as Jem is Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples. Jem’s friends and back up band The Holograms will be played by Stefanie Scott (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm) as Kimber, Jem’s sister. Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) is playing Shana. Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters‘) rounds out the quartet as Aja.
While a movie based on a 1980’s cartoon is not that much of a novelity theses days, the Jem & the Holograms producers are reached out to fans of the original cartoon to help in the making of the film. “We want to invite you into our process and help us make our next movie, from writing music to designing costumes to even casting,” said Chu, in a YouTube video. “Whatever it is, we want you to be part of our creative time. Sort of like Kickstarter — but rather than asking for money, we’re asking for your creativity.”