Ryan Guzman will be seeing holograms and misfits in the near future…
The 26-year-old half-Mexican American actor will star in the live-action film adaptation of the popular cartoon Jem and The Holograms.
Production is already underway in Los Angeles on the music-driven film, based on Hasbro’s 1980s animated series about a young woman who transforms into a pop star with the help of her best friends, and a pair of high-tech earrings.
Aubrey Peeples will star as Starlight Music owner/manager Jerrica Benton aka Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja.
Guzman will portray Jem’s love interest Rio.
Jon M. Chu will direct the modern Jem for Universal Pictures.
The plot of the film will send online music sensation Jem and her Holograms on a musical adventure across Los Angeles.
Aside from the main Holograms band members, the supporting cast has yet to be revealed, including who will play Jem’s omnipresent AI fairy godmother/holographic computer Synergy.
Ryan Landels wrote the film’s script.