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By Kelli Bender
April 25, 2014 01:35 PM
Splash News Online; Everett

After intense Internet speculation, the first casting choices for the Jem and the Holograms movie are out. So, who will be our pink-haired leading lady?

The title role of the exciting, adventurous Jerrica “Jem” Benton will be portrayed by Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples. Relative newcomers Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko have signed on to play Jem’s Hologram bandmates.

News of the reboot first hit the Web earlier this year, when Justin Bieber‘s manager, Scooter Braun, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon M. Chu announced the project. The original ’80s cartoon tells the neon-hued tale of Starlight Music Manager Jerrica, who can turn into rock superstar Jem with the tap of her sparkly earrings.

Now that fans know who is manning the band, it’s time to meet our new Holograms.

Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica “Jem” Benton

Age: 20
Pre-Jem Projects: Sharknado, Nashville and Necessary Roughness
Holograms Position: Lead vocals
Fun Fact: Peeples was accepted to Harvard but deferred her acceptance to continue acting

Stefanie Scott as Kimber Benton

Age: 17
Pre-Jem Projects: A.N.T. Farm, No Strings Attached and Wreck-It Ralph
Holograms Position: Keyboard, backup vocals
Fun Fact: She won a Young Artist Award for her role in No Strings Attached

Hayley Kiyoko as Aja Leith

Age: 23
Pre-Jem Projects: Lemonade Mouth
Holograms Position: lead guitarist
Fun Fact: She has girl-group experience; Kiyoko was part of Justin Bieber opening act the Stunners

Aurora Perrineau as Shana Elmsford

Age: 20
Pre-Jem Projects: Pretty Little Liars and A House Is Not a Home
Holograms Position: Drums
Fun Fact: Aurora is the daughter of Lost actor Harold Perrineau

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