Acting newcomer Aubrey Peeples has been handed the task of bringing cult 1980s' cartoon "Jem and the Holograms" to life in a new live-action movie.
Last month, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon M. Chu revealed he had teamed up with Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun and "Insidious" producer Jason Blum to revive the classic kids' show, which was based on the popular Hasbro toyline of the same name.
Now they have cast "Nashville" actress Peeples in her movie debut, starring as lead character Jerrica Benton and her rock star alter ego Jem, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Her bandmates will be played by another crop of relative newcomers - Disney actress Stefanie Scott, "The Fosters'" Hayley Kiyoko and "Lost" star Harold Perrineau's daughter Aurora Perrineau, who has previously appeared on TV drama "Pretty Little Liars."
Chu, Braun and Blum have also been accepting audition videos from aspiring actors online in a bid to fill other roles in the movie.
I didn't realize Jem was coming back! This is truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous....in a good way. :)
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