Who is worthy to step into the shoes of the cartoon characters that graced so many kindergarteners' thermoses? No one, of course. My thermos memories are sacred, second only to my Trapper Keeper. But time marches on and remakes gotta remake, so, world, we have a new Jem. Aubrey Peeples will play the pink-haired crooner in the upcoming "Jem and the Holograms" movie.
Peeples is best known as the conniving Layla Grant, a young country singer and reality star on this season's "Nashville." She also starred in "Sharknado" so she's a good choice to play a CEO/rock star/adoptive mother with a hologram disguise without cracking up. Rounding out the rest of the Holograms will be Stefanie Scott as Jem's sister Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Those all sound like fine Holograms. But I think I speak for everyone when I say: Who will play the Misfits? The fate of this film rests on casting a truly awesome and villainousPizzazz. If they want to continue to raid the "Nashville" cast, Hayden Panettiere could absolutely crush it.