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Jem and the Holograms

The ‘Jem’ Movie Adds Molly Ringwald, Juliette Lewis And Ryan Guzman, Will Be Greatest Movie In History Of Film

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EVERYONE SHUT UP WE HAVE MORE NEWS ABOUT THE UPCOMING JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS MOVIE.

After revealing the principal cast, seen above in an Instagram photo posted by Stefanie Scott, last month, the upcoming Jem movie, directed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation's John M. Chu, has revealed more members of the cast. Jem's love interest/roadie/manager, Rio Pacheco, will be played by Ryan Guzman, of Step Up: Revolution and Pretty Little Liars. Perhaps the more interesting news, however, is that Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis have been announced as cast members whose roles have yet to be revealed.

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The ‘Jem’ Movie Has Cast Its Holograms, The Misfits Remain To Be Seen

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EVERYONE SHUT UP THE JEM MOVIE HAS CAST THE HOLOGRAMS.

In the latest development from what is unquestionably the single most important news story of all time, the first round of casting has been announced for the upcoming Jem movie, and all four Holograms now have actresses assigned to their parts. Kimber, Shana and Aja will be played by Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko, respectively, while the title role of Jerrica Benton, alias Jem, will be played by Aubrey Peeples, who also appeared in SyFy's Sharknado.

This is not a joke. Jem is from Sharknado and Aja was Velma. This movie is officially being made for me, and the rest of you can deal with that.

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We Are The Misfits, Our Movie’s Better: Comics Alliance Pitches The Jem Movie

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Last week, Hasbro announced that a movie based on Jem, the classic 1980s animated series about the glamour, glitter, fashion and fame of a rock star with a secret identity, was in development, helmed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu. Since this is literally the most important thing that has ever happened, CA Senior Writer Chris Sims cleared his schedule to allow for that most fun pastime for writers on the internet: Rampant speculation about what we would do if we were in charge of bringing Jem and the Holograms to the big screen. Here's what he thinks a truly, truly, truly outrageous (whoa-oh-oh-oh) Jem movie should be.

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Comics Alliance Podcast 104: Church of Nerd HQ, Jem and the Holo-Tumblrs, and Asian American Iron Fist

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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance Podcast, covering the latest comic book entertainment culture, news, humor and commentary. Joining Senior Editors Andy Khouri and Caleb Goellner for this episode are Senior Writer Chris Sims and Staff Writer Andrew Wheeler.

On the table for discussion: An Asian American advocacy group petitions Marvel to cast Iron Fist, a blond caucasian kung fu master in the comics, with an Asian American actor in the forthcoming Netflix series. We talk about why this is a great idea.

After decades of waiting, there is to be a live action film based on 1980s iconic animated series, Jem and the Hologram, which will be crowdsourced on Tumblr. Unfortunately, Jem creator Christy Marx has been shut out of the project. We talk about why this is outrageous.

Finally, the group analyzes the controversial Nerd HQ crowd funding campaign undertaken by actor Zachary Levi, who hopes to raise one million dollars to produce an off-site celebrity charity event during San Diego Comic-Con, raising questions both financial and cultural.

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‘Jem And The Holograms’ Creator Christy Marx Shut Out Of Live Action Movie

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When the news broke about the announcement of a Jem and the Holograms movie, ComicsAlliance promised to stay on top of the story, and today, just in case the very idea of a Hollywood adaptation of Jem having its roles crowdsourced via Tumblr wasn't weird enough, we have now reached the second wrinkle of the story: Christy Marx, the original creator of Jem and the Holograms, won't be involved in the movie.

In a statement on her Facebook page that followed the announcement of Jon M. Chu's upcoming film, Marx revealed that she was informed of the movie a few days before the announcement and spoke to Chu about it, but that "no one in the entertainment arm of Hasbro wanted to talk to me, have me write for it, or at the very least consult on it."

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There Is Going To Be A ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Movie And They Are Casting It On Tumblr

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Am I awake right now? Is this whole world a just beautiful dream? Because folks, it is rare that news comes across the desk here at ComicsAlliance that literally brings me to tears of joy, and today, that has happened. I am openly weeping at my desk, because it has just been announced that there will be a Jem and the Holograms live-action feature film from G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu. The beauty of the man who brought us last year's greatest cliff-side ninja fighting turning his attention to the glamour, glitter, fashion and fame ofJem is overwhelming.

The film is still in its extremely early stages of production, though, and has yet to be cast. In fact, Chu, along with Jason Blum and Scooter Braun are looking to cast the Holograms by having fans submit videos of themselves via Tumblr. And now you know why I wasn't sure if this was a dream. Check out the video announcement below!

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Integrity Toys Brings Back The Misfits For Their ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Line

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Ever since Integrity Toys announced their line of high-end Jem and the Holograms dolls, I've been waiting for them to finally get away from those goody two-shoes Holograms and get to where the real action is: The glam rockers and multiple attempted murderesses of Jem's rival group, The Misfits. Now, according to Toy News Internationa

‘Jem’ Collector Dolls Are Getting The Band Back Together With Series 2: The Holograms

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As you might already know, we're a pretty obsessive group here at ComicsAlliance, and one of our biggest obsessions is Jem and the Holograms, the truly outrageous story of a glam band built on a secret identities and bizarre adventures. Naturally, we were all pretty

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Integrity Toys Reveals More ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Fashion Dolls

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If you and your friends are Jem girls with an incredibly large amount of disposable income, get ready for showtime. After the announcement at San Diego of a new line of dolls featuring Jerrica Benton's roc

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Hasbro To Launch New ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Collectible Fashion Doll Line At SDCC 2012

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Hasbro teased Jem and the Holograms fans something fierce this past fall at NYCC with a massive display showcasing the 1985-1988 animated series' toy line in all its former glory while clearly stating that they didn't necessarily have plans to revive it. The time for totally outrageous teasing is over, however, with Ha

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