1980s cartoon series adaptation

Jon M. Chu’s (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) adaptation of the 1980s cartoon series Jem and the Holograms was announced just a month ago, and it’s already filming and the cast has now been revealed.

In addition, director Chu has also released the image (or the very first promo poster) of all four of the leads in make-up.

Aubrey Peeples of TV’s Nashville fame will play Jem, Disney star Stefanie Scott (A.N.T. Farm) is Jem’s sister Kimber, Aurora Perrineau (ABC’s Pretty Little Liars) is Shana and Hayley Kiyoko (Lemonade Mouth) is playing Aja.

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.

In this adaptation, working from a script by Ryan Landels, Jem is an orphaned teenager who becomes an an online recording sensation and subsequently embarks on a music-driven scavenger hunt with her band.

The live action Jem and the Holograms movie could be in theaters early next year.

Click image for larger version: