Glamour and glitter? Check. Fashion and fame? Check. Contagious music? We don’t know yet.
What we do know is that Jem looks truly outrageous (no pun intended) with her pink hair and star power in the first official still from Jon M.Chu’s’ “Jems and the Holograms” movie.
Earlier this week, a low-resolution version of the still came online after it was found in the March 2015 issue of Elle Magazine. Universal Pictures has since released a high-resolution photo, giving fans a first proper look at Jem and the band.
Created by Christy Marx, “Jem and the Holograms” is an American animated TV series that ran for 3 seasons. It was a joint collaboration by Hasbro, Marvel, and Sunbow Productions. The main character is Jerrica Benton, a music company owner who transforms into her rock star alter-ego Jem with the help of a holographic computer called Synergy. The series follows the musical adventure of Jerrica, her alter-ego Jem, and her band the Holograms.
However, the film adaptation of “Jem and the Holograms” has a slightly different storyline.
The official synopsis is as follows:
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.
Newcomer Aubrey Peeples is set to star in the movie as Jem while Ryan Guzman will star as her love interest Rio. Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, and Hayley Kiyoko will star as her sisters Kimber, Shana, and Aja. “The Breakfast Club” star Molly Ringwald and “Cape Fear” star Juliette Lewis are casted for undisclosed roles as well.
Written by Ryan Landels, “Jem and the Holograms” is produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for SB Projects, Bennett Schneir, Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro Studios.
“Jem and the Holograms” is slated for release on 23rd October 2015.