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. They will soon discover 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.
We haven't heard anything from Jem and the Holograms in awhile, which is surprising, since the film hits theaters in just a few short weeks. That all changes today in a major way. We have 5 never-before-seen clips from this rocking adventure, along with a cool new music video for Jem and the Holograms' hit single YoungBlood. We also have a set of new photos featuring the cast, which includes 80s teen icon Molly Ringwald and cult favorite Juliette Lewis.
The musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica, who turns into the superstar Jem. She is backed by Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja. Together, they are the Holograms. Directed by Jon M. Chu, Jem and the Holograms is written by Ryan Landels and produced by Jon M. Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun, Bennett Schneir, Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis. The movie is based on the iconic Hasbro animated TV series and Toyline.
The first clip introduces the four girls to Juliette Lewis' Erica Raymond, who will manage the band. She gives Jerrica her stage name Jem, promising the girls plenty of free publicity through Starlight Entertainment. And they're all going to get a little help reinventing themselves for the stage. And, oh, yes, there will be a paycheck! The second clip has Jerrica talking to her mother, played by Molly Ringwald. Jem doesn't really exist, and Jerrica isn't sure how to handle that moving into the future with the band. It's a moral dilemma, for sure.
Ryan Guzman is introduced in the third clip as boyfriend Rio Pacheco. Jerrica and Rio have a deep conversation about surviving on the road, and how difficult it is not to lose oneself to fashion and fame, and all the glitter that comes with it. Here, Ryan Guzman gets to put some of the original theme song lyrics to good use. The fourth clip has Jem and the girls singing on the beach late at night while Synergy dances to the sweet sounds of the Holograms. Hopefully the wet sand doesn't rust out his innards. The fifth and final clip finds Jem on stages, giving one of the best performances of her life as she belts out the hit single 'I'm Still Here'. The gang's other song, 'Youngblood', gets a full on music video.
Jem and the Holograms will have plenty of competition when it hits theaters October 23, debuting alongside The Weinstein Company comedy Burnt, Lionsgate's The Last Witch Hunter, Paramount's Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Open Road Films' Rock the Kasbah. Chances are you may decided on one of the other offerings after pursuing this latest big batch of footage. But who knows, perhaps you'll be willing to give the entire 90 minute ride a shot!