'Jem and the Holograms' Movie Announces Its Cast
Jem, of course, is the iconic '80s cartoon about Jerrica Benton who, by day, runs Starlight Music and, by night, fronts the wildly popular Jem and the Holograms, disguised by the powers of her high-tech earrings. For the movie, some aspects of the story will be updated. For instance, Jem and the gang will find fame on the internet. However, Jem and sister Kimber will still be orphans. I'd also imagine they'll need to do some tweaking to make the Synergy earring hologram device work.
The production has already met some backlash, as series creator Christy Marx was not included in the film which is being helmed by an all-male production team. Jon M. Chu, of G.I. Joe: Retalliation, will be directing and Ryan Landels is writing the script.
In addition to announcing the cast, the film also released this picture of the cast in character: