By: Meg Greyson
The movie will center around Jerrica Benton (aka Jem) and her sisters as they embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt around Los Angeles to find a message left by their father.
Jem will be played by Peeples, who has already established herself as a more than capable singer with her role on “Nashville.” She has done a slew of TV work including recurring roles on “Necessary Roughness” and “Star-Crossed.” Jem’s sister and The Holograms’ keyboardist Kimber will be played by “A.N.T Farm” alum Scott. Rounding out the rest of the band are Jerrica and Kimber’s foster sisters, Shana and Aja, who will be played by Perrineau and Kiyoko. Perrineau is most well known for her role as Bianca on “Pretty Little Liars,” and Kiyoko has appeared in “The Fosters” and the Nickelodeon TV musical “Lemonade Mouth.”
The script has been penned by Ryan Landels, whose past work includes writing and directing the family drama “Periphery, Texas.” Jon M. Chu will be directing the project. No stranger to live performances, his previous work includes “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” and “Step Up: Revolution.” This director and screenwriter team have previously worked together on a short film called “Game On,” which was released along with “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.”
Blumhouse Productions, the company behind the “Paranormal Activity” franchise will be producing the project along with Hasbro, Inc. Jem and The Holograms had their own toy line with Hasbro, much like the “G.I Joe” and “Transformer” franchises.
The producers of the project have expressed how much they want the input of fans, encouraging them to write music, design costumes, even come up with their own casting choices. Hopefully, the fans will embrace the new leading ladies of The Holograms.