Looking for a feel-good musical movie with, maybe, a little nostalgia value? Jem and the Holograms looks like it just might be the ticket. Featuring a small-town girl who is suddenly famous when her sister posts a video of her singing on YouTube, the movie raises the familiar questions of fame, identity, friendship, and family. “Everyone has a secret identity,” Jem says. “Which one’s the real you?”
Based on the animated TV series of the same name, the movie comes out October 23, 2015 .
The studio’s description:
As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up series, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), the musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis. Jem and the Holograms, based on the iconic Hasbro animated TV series, is written by Ryan Landels and produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for SB Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro Studios.