Aubrey Peeples will play Jem in the upcoming movie. (Getty | Sunbow Productions)
Just a month after news of the movie first hit the Internet, we've got full casting news for the truly outrageous band at the center of the Jem
adaptation along with a poster that gives an idea of where director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation
) is going with his movie's look and feel. The Hollywood Reporter first broke
the casting news Thursday, and later in the day Chu tweeted a picture
of the poster. The first picture of the cast together on set was also posted on the movie's official tumblr
So here's the cast.From left to right
- Jem: Aubrey Peeples (Nashville, Sharknado)
- Kimber: Stefanie Scott (A.N.T. Farm)
- Shana: Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars)
- Aja: Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters)
And here's the poster.
And here's a picture from the set.
The movie is still two years away, but filming has already begun. So maybe they'll move up the release date a little? Who knows. Based on the director (Chu also directed Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and two Step Up movies), and the cast, we know they'll be targeting a young audience, which is different from some of the other '80s nostalgia properties like Transformers, which was targeted at grown-ups who watched the show when they were kids. We're very curious to see where they're going with all this.