‘Jem and the Holograms’ Film Reveals Cast, First Picture

By April 25, 2014

This is outrageous! Perhaps even truly!

We’ve only known about Jon M. Chu’s live-action Jem and the Holograms feature film for about a month, but the project is already zooming full steam ahead, as if it was powered by some magical, mystical entity with a nifty name like Synergy or something (yes, yes, this certainly sounds crazy). In any case, Chu and his production have now revealed the core cast list — featuring Jem and her Holograms band, naturally — along with a teaser image of all four girls. Except, why do they look so depressed? Perhaps they need to check out the beloved eighties cartoon to get a better feel for the fun of the series.


Right? Perk up, girls!

In the film, Jem will be played by Aubrey Peeples, who currently has a role on television’s “Nashville,” and has appeared in a handful of other shows over the years, from “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Necessary Roughness.” And, well, we don’t know how to tell you this — she also had a supporting role in Sharknado. So she likes fun!

When it comes to rest of the Holograms, Stefanie Scott (A.N.T. FarmFlipped) is set to play Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko is on as Aja (“The Fosters,” Lemonade Mouth), and Aurora Perrineau (“Pretty Little Liars”) will play Shana. It was also revealed earlier this week that Nathan Moore (Hellphone) will play Zipper, a thugged out bro who commits crime for a living. Jem is so wholesome!

If you’ve never heard of any of these people, well, that’s to be expected and sure seems to be by design. The Jem film may have some recognizable talents behind it, from Chu to producers Jason Blum and Scooter Braun (yes, Justin Bieber’s manager, and yes, that’s weird), but the film is independent in nature. Heck, its announcement even came complete with an open casting call, so it stands to reason that the Jem team was never looking for a big name to drive it.

The news was shared over at the Jem and the Holograms website, and we’re guessing Chu and company will be using that space to spread more news, so just go ahead and bookmark it.

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Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland is a staff writer for movie news and reviews at GeekNation. Her work can also be found at Film School Rejects, ScreenCrush, Vanity Fair, The Dissolve, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, amNewYork, New York Daily News, Dame Magazine, Mental Floss, Film.com, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She lives in New York City with two cats, two turtles, one boyfriend, and a frightening number of sensible canvas totes.