First Official Photo of Jon M. Chu’s JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS

1980s cartoon series adaptation

Universal Pictures has released a high-res version of the Jem and the Holograms photo and official summary for the musical fantasy, directed by Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) .

Written by Ryan Landels, an adaptation of the popular 1980s cartoon series is in the can and comes out later this year, starring Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja and Ryan Guzman as Jem’s road manager/boyfriend. Also starring are Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis in unrevealed roles.

Jem and the Holograms opens October 23rd.

Here’s the official synopsis:

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

And here’s the photo:

Universal Pictures

(Pictured from left to right: Hayley Kiyoko, Aubrey Peeples and Stefanie Scott. Credit: Universal Pictures)

Do you think this movie will be as successful as 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats?

Created by Christy Marx, the original series was a joint collaboration by Hasbro, Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions that premiered in 1985, following the adventures of the mysterious frontwoman Jem, the musical superstar alter ego of a young woman named Jerrica Benton who, with the help of a holographic computer called Synergy, is able to clandestinely perform rock concerts with her friends.