Jem and the Holograms

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Jem and the Holograms
Directed byJon M. Chu
Screenplay byRyan Landels
Based onJem
by Christy Marx
Produced by
CinematographyAlice Brooks
Edited by
  • Jillian Moul
  • Michael Trent
Music byNathan Lanier
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 28, 2016 (2016-04-28) (United States)
Running time
118 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$5 million[2]
Box office$2.3 million[3]

Jem and the Holograms is a 2016 American musical fantasy film produced and directed by Jon M. Chu, written by Ryan Landels, and starring Aubrey Peeples (as the title character), Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald, and Juliette Lewis. Borrowing elements from the 1980s animated television series Jem by Christy Marx, the film was produced by Hasbro Studios and Blumhouse Productions. Chu's interest in developing a film adaptation of Jem is based on having grown up watching the original animated series with his sisters.[4] He had attempted to make the film 11 years earlier, but was rejected by Universal due to the cost.

Reception[change | change source]

Jem and the Holograms was theatrically released on October 23, 2015, by Universal Pictures and was a box office bomb, grossing $2 million worldwide on a $5 million budget and receiving negative reviews from critics and audiences alike.

References[change | change source]

  1. "JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  2. "Only 'Goosebumps' Will Prevail In Five-Pic Logjam – Box Office Preview".
  3. "Jem and the Holograms (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  4. Yamato, Jen. "How Justin Bieber Insipred 'Jem and the Holograms'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2 April 2017.