From the creators of Pitch Perfect and Never Say Never, comes the musically inspirational film Jem and the Holograms. The trailer, released this week, has fans eagerly anticipating the story which is revival of the '80s animated TV show.
With a modern twist, the film aims to capture the coming-of-age story of a talented singer who finds fame in a very Justin Bieber-type way.
Jerrica “Jem” Benton, played by Aubrey Peeples, gains sensational overnight success when her sister Kimber (Stefanie Scott) uploads a YouTube video of her singing without her knowledge. The adolescent girls are quickly thrown into a public arena of adulthood and game.
Jem, along with her four bandmates, are signed to a record deal which is a dream come true for the tightknit group of friends until Jem, the more or less "leader" of the group, is pushed into her own individual stardom. Unlike the series from the '80s, the film, the story of Jem focuses on the growth of a teenage girl finding herself on a journey filled with heartbreak, a complicated family, and the potential to be a star at the cost of leaving her friends behind.
Jem and the Holograms opens in theatres October 23 and stars Molly Ringwald as Jem’s Aunt Bailey, Ryan Guzman as a sultry love interest, and Juliette Lewis as record exec Erica Raymond.