We have more casting news for Jem and the Holograms. Step Up franchise star Ryan Guzman, seen next in this summer's epic ensemble Step Up All In, is playing Rio, the Holograms' road manager and technical engineer. He is also Jem's love interest.
Based on the popular 80s toyline and cartoon series, Jem and the Holograms follows orphaned teenage girl Jerrica, who becomes an online recording sensation along with a couple of the other orphans, and they soon become known worldwide for their outrageous style. The original cartoon is being reimagined as a live-action musical adventure for a new generation. It will carry the theme of being true to one's self in a multitasking, hyperlinked social media age.
Playing Jem and the Holograms are Aubrey Peeples as Jem/Jerrica, Stefanie Scott as Jem's sister, Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana, and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja. Nathan Moore has been cast in the role of hired thug Zipper, who works for Eric Raymond, the manager of rival band The Misfits.