Jem and the Holograms has finally nabbed a release date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has announced the film, based on the 1980s cartoon series of the same name, will rock its way into theaters on Oct. 23, 2015.
The studio’s plot summary states that Jem will tell the story of a “small-town girl who catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar.” That summary doesn’t allude to the cartoon’s essential Jem/Jerrica alter-ego scenario, a plot point more recently used on Miley Cyrus’ breakout sitcom Hannah Montana.
The film has had one of the quickest turnarounds in recent memory. It was announced in late March with director Jon M. Chu already attached, and the entire cast was revealed a month later through teaser images. It was announced that production on the film had wrapped in late May,after just a month of filming.
Aubrey Peeples (ABC’s Nashville) will star as Jem, and lead a cast comprised of Molly Ringwald, Juliette Lewis, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko and Ryan Guzman. Jon M. Chu, who previously brought a cartoon to life with G.I. Joe: Retaliation, will direct.
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