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Jem and the Holograms trailer introduces Synergy

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The second trailer for Jon M. Chu’s upcoming live-action Jem and the Holograms movie, based on the animated ’80s television series, has debuted online and given more hints about the film’s approach to making over the beloved show.

In a contemporary twist, the movie’s heroine, Jerrica Benton (Aubrey Peeples) finds herself catapulted to international pop superstardom via YouTube. Add some glittery makeup and a bubblegum-pink wig, and voilà: she’s transformed into our new Jem of the 2010s.

Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, and Aurora Perrineau star as Jem’s bandmates. Juliette Lewis plays a smooth-talking record executive, and Molly Ringwald is Jerrica’s Aunt Bailey.

The first trailer revealed as much but gave no indication of some of the cartoon’s more fantastical elements. The new one comes with the addition of Synergy, a machine of Jerrica’s father’s invention that was a holographic computer in the series and resembles a robot in the new trailer. 

Watch the full trailer below. Jem and the Holograms hits theaters Oct. 23. 

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