"Nashville" actress Aubrey Peeples is taking her musical skills to the big screen as Jem, the rock-star lead of "Jem and the Holograms," a live-action adaptation of
Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko, who are also best known for their TV work, will play the Holograms, Jem's band. The four actresses were announced Thursday with teaser images on the movie's website.
Directed by Jon M. Chu ("Step Up 2,"
When the project was announced last month, producers said the movie would re-imagine Jem "for a whole new generation, with themes of being true to who you are in a multitasking, hyperlinked, social-media age."
True to that spirit, producers Chu, Jason Blum (
"We want to invite you into our process and help us make our next movie," Chu said in the video. "From writing music to designing costumes to even casting, whatever it is, we want you to be part of our creative team."
The filmmakers then called upon fans to post images, messages and videos online with ideas, or even their own auditions, for the movie.
Yesterday, Chu revealed on Twitter that actor and YouTuber Nathan Moore, who submitted an audition video online, had been cast as the hired goon Zipper.