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It was only last month that it was announced G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu was taking the helm of a live action Jem and the Holograms movie, but today we've learned that the film has not only cast its leads but also released the first images of them in costume. Check out the poster above.
The news was announced on the new official Jem and the Holograms Tumblr page, which also reveals the four new members of the cast. Let's break it down, shall we?
Set to play the lead in the film and the lead singer of the titular rock band is Aubrey Peeples, who has spent most of her career on television with roles in shows like Nashville, Necessary Roughness and Burn Notice. She has only one feature credit to her name - the Nicolas Cage thriller Tokarev, which is coming out this year - but she also had a role in the popular TV movie Sharknado.
Stefanie Scott will play Kimber, Jem's younger sister and both the keyboardist and lead songwriter for The Holograms. Acting since she was 12, Scott has multiple feature and TV credits, including episodes of Chuck and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and films like Rob Reiner's Flipped and Ivan Reitman's No Strings Attached.
Aja Leith, the lead guitarist in the band, will be played by Hayley Kiyoko. The young actress has voiced Velma in two Scooby-Doo animated movies, had a big role in the popular Disney Channel movie Lemonade Mouth. She s also a recording artist, having released her first EP, "A Belle To Remember" in 2013.
Finally we have Shana, the synth drums player who will be played by Aurora Perrineau. Of the group, she has had the least amount of on-screen credits, but she was featured in a 2011 episode of Pretty Little Liars and starred in a horror movie called A House Is Not A Home last year.
Production on Jem and the Holograms will begin filming this month, and while no release date has been announced yet we can probably expect to see the finished product some time in 2015. Stay tuned for more updates as the production fills out the supporting cast and maybe even a few more images of the main characters.