Damn! Director Jon M Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) sure moved lighting fast on that Jem and the Holograms movie that he announced about a month ago. Today we have the official casting of the film, and a teaser poster to share with you. The cast for the film includes Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples as the lead character Jem; Disney's A.N.T. Farm's Stefanie Scott as Jem's sister, Kimber; Pretty Little Liars actress Aurora Perrineau will play Shana; and The Fosters' Hayley Kiyoko will take on the role of Aja.
The movie is based on the 1980s animated series, and the story "centers on an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation. She and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt -- one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father."
I'm surprised to see that there's a lot of excitement surrounding the film. I didn't realize there was a massive amount of Jem fans out there. I was an animated show junkie when I was a kid. I watched almost everything, but Jem and the Holograms was not one of them.
I imagine we'll get a casting announcement and teaser poster for Jem's rivals The Misfits in the near future.