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With a live-action feature film in the works, Idw has announced that Habsro’s Jem and the Holograms is set for its first ever ongoing comic book series, from the creative team of Kelly Thompson (Storykiller, The Girl Who Would Be King) and artist Ross Campbell (Glory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
“As a kid I was a huge fan of the original 80’s Jem And The Holograms cartoon and so the chance to breathe new life into it for a savvy modern audience, not to mention to work with Ross, an artist practically destined to draw this book, is really a dream come true,” states Kelly Thompson.
It’s the 21st century, and Jem and The Holograms are 21st century girls! Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound… But one thing is holding them back—Jerrica’s crippling stage fright. »
- Gary Collinson
The big screen adaptation of Hasbro's 1980's toy/cartoon TV series "Jem And The Holograms", will be released October 23, 2015:
Directed by Jon M. Chu ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") cast of the new film includes Aubrey Peeples ("Nashville") as 'Jem', Stefanie Scott ("Flipped") as 'Kimber', Hayley Kiyoko ("The Fosters") as 'Aja' and Aurora Perrineau ("Pretty Little Liars") as 'Shana'.
"Jem and the Holograms", created by Christy Marx, was a Toei Aimation TV series airing from 1985 to 1988 in Us first-run syndication, following owner 'Jerrica Benton', her singer alter-ego 'Jem', her band the 'Holograms' and their adventures.
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- Michael Stevens
Universal's live action adaptation of beloved 1980s cartoon "Jem and the Holograms" finally has a release date: The flick will hit theaters on October 23, 2015.
"Jem" focused on Jerrica Benton, and musical alter ego, Jem. While the series was totally '80s, this new version will be a modern take; according to Variety, "The musical fantasy reimagines Jem amid the current hyperlinked social media era in a story of a small-town girl going from underground video sensation to global superstar with her three sisters."
"Nashville" star Aubrey Peeples is playing the titular star, while Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, and Hayley Kiyoko round out the rest of Jem's band, the Holograms. Ryan Guzman will play Rio, a love interest for Jem, and Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis are also part of the cast.
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- Katie Roberts
Now this is a bit of a blast from the past, but the film Jem And The Holograms has added a new cast member, 80s star Molly Ringwald. She’ll be joining Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau and Ryan Guzman in the film based on the 1985 series, about Jem, the alter ego of a woman called Jerrica Benton. She gets a bit of help from a holographic computer called Synergy that allows her to perform rock concerts. Sounds a bit like Hannah Montana, except it includes futuristic holograms and doesn’t have Miley Cyrus (thank god).
Source: ComingSoon »
- Ellen Daniels
The Brat Pack actress has become the latest addition to Jon M Chu's adaptation of the cult 1980s cartoon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Juliette Lewis also joined the project this week.
Ringwald is best known for her starring role in '80s teen classics including Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. She was most recently seen in The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Jem and the Holograms is yet to announce a release date. »
We know, it’s truly outrageous that we really haven’t covered the upcoming adaptation of “Jem And The Holograms.” An American animated television series that ran in the mid ‘80s starting in 1985, the cartoon followed music company owner Jerrica Benton, her singer alter-ego Jem, her band the Holograms, and their adventures. The show was to girls what the animated 1980s “G.I. Joe” and “Transformers” series were to boys (and frankly this writer watched all three, though Jem not that long after the first year). But other than the fact that Jon M. Chu is directing and that it means the third “G.I. Joe” movie is either going to wait or go to another filmmaker, the film version of “Jem And The Holograms” hasn’t been that exciting beyond the fact it will eventually exist. Plus the cast is mostly full of relative unknowns like Aubrey Peeples, Ryan Guzman, Stefanie Scott, »
- Edward Davis
Fans of '80s pop culture, rejoice. Molly Ringwald has been cast in the adaptation of popular 1980s cartoon Jem and the Holograms. Photos: Top 10 Movie Songs of All Time Directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Ryan Landels, the film will star Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples as Jem while Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko will play the Holograms, as THR exclusively reported. The film, based on the animated TV series that ran from 1985 to 1988, follows Jerrica Benton and her alter ego, Jem, who fronts the band the Holograms. It's being described as a modern
- Rebecca Ford
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ringwald is joining the "Jem" ensemble in a yet-to-be-disclosed role. She'll star alongside Aubrey Peeples ("Nashville"), who's playing Jerrica Benton, a.k.a. Jem, and Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, and Hayley Kiyoko, who round out the rest of Jem's band, the Holograms. Ryan Guzman is playing Rio, a love interest for Jem.
While the original cartoon was set in the '80s (the series ran from 1985-1988), this film version is being described as a modern take on "Jem," which will focus on the titular character's search for her mother, and a musical-themed adventure through Los Angeles. The film is already shooting in L.A.
Jon M. Chu is directing, »
- Katie Roberts
Lewis’ role is reportedly being kept secret for the time being, but speculation about the the Oscar-nominated actress’ role is already flying. Could she be Jem’s AI fairy godmother, Synergy, which seems the obvious answer? Or might Lewis play someone else entirely – a re-imagined Misfit, or an original character not based on the cartoon? (Producers Jason Blum, Scooter Braun, and Jon M. Chu have already announced that they are relying on crowd-sourcing »
- Andrea Towers
Truly outrageous! Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis is joining the cast of "Jem and the Holograms," according to Deadline.
John M. Chu is directing the live-action version of the '80s cartoon classic about a music company owner who moonlights as the lead singer of a rock band. Aubrey Peeples is set to play Jerrica Benton aka Jem.
Which character Lewis will be inhabiting is still a mystery. Lewis is a talented singer who's fronted her own rock bands before. The easy answer is that she's playing Synergy, the computer/fairy godmother that helps transform Jerrica into Jem. Or perhaps Lewis is a part of the rival band, the Misfits.
Production on "Jem and the Holograms" is already underway, but no release date has been set. »
- Kelly Woo
The actress will take on an unknown role in Jon M Chu's adaptation of the cult 1980s cartoon, reports Deadline.
Lewis was formerly a member of the band Juliette and the Licks.
Jem and the Holograms is yet to announce a release date. »
Juliette Lewis has joined the cast of the live-action adaptation Jem and the Holograms. Lewis, who most recently starred in August: Osage County, joins Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko, who have been cast as Jem and her bandmates the Holograms. THR previously reported that Ryan Guzman will play the love interest, Rio. Photos: Top 10 Movie Songs of All Time The film, which is directed by Jon M. Chu, is based on the popular Hasbro animated series from the 1980s, which followed Jerrica Benton and her alter-ego, Jem, who fronted the band the Holograms.
- Rebecca Ford
Jem and the Holograms is getting the live-action movie adaptation treatment. But who has the charisma to bring to life the adored 1980s cartoon characters? Hot on the heels of casting the film's title roles, Jem and the Holograms' producers have unveiled their leading man. His name is Ryan Guzman, and you can get a glimpse of him in the above video. THR reports Ryan Guzman has joined Jem and the Holograms as Rio Pacheco, the road manager/technical engineer/love interest to Jem. Here's a side-by-side comparison of Rio and Guzman. The original animated series on which Jem and the Holograms is based centered on Jerrica Benton/Jem, a young woman with a wild double life. By day, she's Jerrica, a responsible and caring businesswoman running Starlight Music and the Starlight House orphanage. By night, she's Jem, lead singer of the rock band Jem and the Holograms. But »
Jem fans, it's time to meet your Rio. THR reports that Step Up actor Ryan Guzman has been tapped to play the love interest in Jon M. Chu's upcoming Jem and the Holograms live-action reboot. Nashville's Aubrey Peeples will star as as Jem while Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko and Stefanie Scott will play her "Holograms" bandmates. For those who have yet to read our Jem refresher course, the film is based on the '80s Hasbro cartoon about music company owner Jerrica Benton and her rockstar alter-ego, Jem. Rio is the band's road manager and technical engineer as well as Jerrica's longtime boyfriend. Obviously we hope that their chemistry will be truly, truly outrageous. »
- Anna Silman
On the heels of last week's teaser images , Jem and the Holograms has added Step Up All In star Ryan Guzman to the cast. The Hollywood Reporter says he'll be playing Rio Pacheco, who, in the cartoon, was both the band's road manager and a love interest for Jem. The Jon M. Chu film is already set to star Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja and Aurora Perrineau as Shana. Created by Christy Marx, the original "Jem and the Holograms" series was a joint collaboration from Hasbro, Marvel and Sunbow Productions. It began airing in 1985 and ran for three seasons, following the adventures of the titular Jem, the musical superstar alter ego of a young woman named Jerrica Benton who, with the help of a holographic computer called Synergy, »
The 80s are coming back! Piece by piece, anyway...
What really made Jem unique was her band. Really, they only had to pack and travel for one, because Jem's back-up was, well, holograms!
Now this iconic franchise is getting revived as a movie, and we're seeing some very real actors play some very transparent characters.
Star of the hit series "Nashville," Aubrey Peeples, is all set to play Jem, while her sister Kimber, will be taken over by "A.N.T. Farm" actress Stefanie Scott. Meanwhile, Hayley Kiyoko ("The Fosters") and Aurora Perrineau ("Pretty Little Liars") will be performing as Jem's holographic bandmates Aja and Shana.
We just have a feeling that Jem and the Holograms »
- email@example.com (Dave B.)
The Jem and the Holograms movie has confirmed its cast.
Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples will take on the lead role of Jem in Jon M Chu's live-action version of the Hasbro toy line and '80s animated series.
Shooting on the film is already under way, with Nathan Moore also among the cast as villain Zipper.
The animated Jem and the Holograms TV series ran from 1985 to 1988 and centred on music company owner Jerrica Benton, her popstar alter-ego Jem, and her exploits with band the Holograms.
The big screen version will portray pink-haired Jem as an orphaned girl who »
Aubrey Peeples Starring In 'Jem and the Holograms'
For Peeples, 20, Jem and the Holograms, which is to be directed by Jon M. Chu, will be her first major film role. In the movie, she’ll have to channel both Jerrica and her alter ego, Jem, the pink-haired front-woman of The Holograms, reported The Hollywood Reporter. The 1980s cartoon was inspired by a Hasbro toy line.
In an effort to modernize the movie, Jem and the Holograms will be distancing itself from the 80s decade. It will be reimagined "for a whole new generation with themes of being true to who you are in a multitasking, hyperlinked social media age."
In keeping with the reimagining, Jem is an orphaned teenager who gets her big break through a viral video on the Internet. »
Meet your new "Jem and the Holograms." Director Jon M. Chu's live-action adaptation of the popular '80s cartoon series has been announced via the film's official Tumblr page, with "Nashville" star Aubrey Peeples taking on the role of vocalist and founder Jerrica Benton, better known as her rock-star alter-ego Jem. Her backing band the Holograms, meanwhile, will be played by actresses Stefanie Scott (Jem's sister Kimber), Hayley Kiyoko (Aja) and Aurora Perrineau (Shana). Chu first announced the project in a YouTube video released last month. "Jem and the Holograms" ran in syndication from 1985-1988. Produced by toymaker Hasbro, the franchise also included a line of dolls. After checking out photos of the cast below, let us know whether you're looking forward to the film by voting in the poll further down. Also be sure to check out Donna Dickens' list of 17 Jem fashions she'd like to see resurrected in the new film. »
- Chris Eggertsen
These girls are truly outrageous!Yep, the "Jem and the Holograms" movie is really happening -- and today, we now know who will be playing the title characters.For those unfamiliar with the 1980's cartoon, the story follows the adventures of Jerrica Benton and her rock-star alter-ego, Jem. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon M. Chu will helm the film, with Scooter Braun and Jason Blum producing.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will center on an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation and embarks on a music-driven scavenger hunt.Chu just announced the first casting info online earlier today. So, who's in the band?Aubrey Peeples will play our pink-haired heroine. Peeples is most well-known for her role as Layla Grant on "Nashville," where she also proved that she can in fact sing ... something very important for this role.Stefanie Scott will take on the role of Kimber, »
- tooFab Staff
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