I can already tell this new live-action Jem & The Holograms movie is gonna be a painful hot mess, and after seeing that it’s produced by Justin Bieber’s manager (maybe he should just focus on managing Justin Bieber. Looks as if he could use it…) — any remaining hope I had for the film adaptation of it has sort of slithered down the drain for me. Anyway, according to SPIN, The Holograms have been cast and are as follows:
Jem — street name Jerrica Benton — will be played by Nashville star Aubrey Peeples (also: Grey’s Anatomy, Necessary Roughness). Her keytar-wielding sister Kimber will come courtesy of Stefanie Scott (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm). The role of purple-haired guitarist Shana goes to Aurora Perrineau of Pretty Little Liars. And the blue-haired guitarist Aja will be Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters). The movie is being produced by Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun, and directed by G.I. Joe guy Jon M. Chu.
I mean… to be honest, I feel like nothing they could make would have the appeal or top the genius of Sienna D’enema‘s take on Jem & The Holograms. Ever since Jiz! came into my life, I’ll never really see Jem the same way again! Talk about the voice of a GENERATION!