"Jem and the Holograms" the movie is getting closer to theaters as the cast begins to fill out. Aubrey Peeples ("Nashville") will play title Jem, The Hollywood Reporter learned, with Stefanie Scott ("A.N.T. Farm") in the role of Jem's sister, Kimber. Aurora Perrineau of "Pretty Little Liars" and Hayley Kiyoko of "The Fosters" have also been cast as Shana and Aja, respectively.
According to THR and behind the scenes photos posted by director Jon M. Chu, the film, which is based on a 1980s toy collection and cartoon, has already started shooting.
Children of the '80s remember Jem and her alter-ego Jerrica Benton rocking out, enjoying glamour, glitter and fame. Backed by Hollywood heavyweights Blumhouse Productions and Scooter Braun Productions, "Jem" the movie is billed as a revamp of the classic, focusing on how to be yourself in a social media age.
Peeples got to demonstrate her impressive vocals on "Nashville" this season as a bubbly new pop star named Layla. After the news was announced, she posted a photo of the new Holograms on Instagram.
"#tbt to a week ago at @scooterbraun 's going over #JemTheMovie @stefaniescott @kiyoko11 @auroraperrineau @jemthemovie," she wrote.
Here are some more fresh photos to get you psyched for the film.