The film stars Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica Benton, the lead singer of the band, who becomes an overnight sensation after her sister Kimber Benton (Stefanie Scott) uploads one of her songs on YouTube.
While, Kimber goes on to become the keyboardist as well as the primary songwriter of the band, Hayley Kiyoko essays the role of Aaja Leith, becomes the lead guitarist of the band and right hand woman to Jerrica and last but not the least Aurora Perrineau essaying Shana Elmsford, goes on to become the bass guitarist of the band.
Things take an turn when girls are signed by music giant Erica Raymond, played by Juliette Lewis. Iconic ’80s star Molly Ringwald appears in the film as the mother figure, Mrs. Bailey.
Jem And The Holograms is based on the toy line and 1980’s animated television series of the same name.
What’s shocking is the fact that thus one misses the most crucial part of the original series: Jem’s secret identity.
Jem isn’t supposed to be just shy singer songwriter Jerrica Benton in make-up, the point is that Jerrica becomes and entirely different person when she’s Jem. She doesn’t only act differently, but everyone else treats her differently.
That dual identity (known only to her sister and closest friends) is what led to so many of the interesting situations in the Jem television series.
The remake comes amid a string of 1980’s cartoon reboots, including the updated My Little Pony television series, a 3D version of Inspector Gadget, the latest big screen adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Disney‘s upcoming refresh of the DuckTales.
Directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Ryan Landels, the film is scheduled to be released on October 23, 2015.
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The trailer of Jem And The Holograms has just been released and what we have seen, one can say that it's been a huge disappointment. The film stars...1.5