Aubrey Peeples will play Jem, Peeples stars in Nashville and had a role in Sharknado. Stefanie Scott (A.N.T. Farm) will play Kimber (Jem’s sister), Hayley Kiyoko (Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins) will play Aja, and Aurora Perrineau (A House Is Not a Home) will play Shana.
Aubrey Peeples has a singing and acting background that will do well for a musical role, and so does Hayley Kiyoko, who has released her own albums in addition to the film Lemonade Mouth. I’m not as familiar with the other two ladies, but Scott is a Disney kid while Perrineau hasn’t been in enough for me to have an opinion. Jon Chu directs, and we’ll have more info when it happens. Hopefully it will be truly outrageous. I’m required to use the phrase “truly outrageous” in all Jem the Movie updates, it’s the law. Big guys in greasy suits will beat me with a hammer if I don’t.
The plot is:
Project will reimagine Jem for a hyperlinked social media age, the producers say, and revolve around an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation, she and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt –- one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father.
via Jem The Movie