Yes, that was fast! The main cast members for G.I. JOE: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu's live-action take on the classic cartoon series have been announced.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu has signed on to bring another '80s Hasbro cartoon series to the big screen: Jem And The Holograms. The live action movie will be produced by Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Scooter Braun, and Yahoo! have now exclusively announced the cast. The film has been moving along quite quickly, and is already shooting.
"In her first major film role, Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as the lead Jem in the live-action Jem and the Holograms film, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu. The Holograms have also been cast: Stefanie Scott, who starred on Disney's A.N.T. Farm, will play Jem's sister Kimber; Pretty Little Liars actress Aurora Perrineau will play the Holograms’ Shana; and The Fosters' Hayley Kiyoko has been cast as Aja."
We still don't know who'll play "The Misfits" (the baddies), or if they'll even be a part of the movie, but stay tuned for updates. Obviously the majority of us here won't exactly be the target audience for this type of flick, but I guess it could be fun..right?
When the project was first announced on March 20, producers said Jem is being reimagined "for a whole new generation with themes of being true to who you are in a multitasking, hyperlinked social media age."
Ryan Landels wrote the script, which, per the producers, 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.
wasn't this just announced like two weeks ago.