Fantasy Casting: Taylor Swift Should Totally Star in the Jem and the Holograms Movie

04/10/2014 at 02:00 PM EDT

Casting the Jem and Holograms Movie with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry
Jem and the Holograms
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Jem is excitement, Jem is adventure and now – Jem is a movie.

Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon M. Chu recently announced plans to reboot the cartoon Jem and the Holograms as a live-action movie.

The '80s animated series followed Starlight music manager Jerrica Benton, who, with a tap of her tech-savvy earrings, turned into glam superstar Jem. With lots of hairspray and a little guidance from fab supercomputer Synergy, Jem and her group The Holograms spent three seasons stopping bad guys and out-rocking rival band The Misfits.



The cast for the film adaptation is still unknown. Instead of waiting, we went ahead and created a fantasy roster of our own. Are our choices outrageous enough? Tell us in the comments below.

Taylor Swift as Jerrica "Jem" Benton

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Jem doll and Taylor Swift

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Jem sings about boys and dyes her hair pink – two signature Taylor Swift moves – so the songstress should feel right at home wearing the cartoon's magical earrings.

Ariana Grande as Kimber Benton

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Kimber doll and Ariana Grande

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Now that Sam and Cat is on hiatus, Grande has the time to expand her music and acting career; portraying Jem's little sister makes perfect sense.

Devon Aoki as Aja Leith

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Aja doll and Devon Aoki

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Fast and Furious franchise alum Aoki (sister of famed DJ Steve Aoki) has the skills necessary to capture the vroom vroom attitude of The Holograms's lead guitarist and driver.

Solange Knowles as Shana Elmsford

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Shana Doll and Solange Knowles

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Solange flawlessly stepped out of big sister Beyoncé's musical shadow. Launching an acting career is the next logical move.

Demi Lovato as Carmen "Raya" Alonso

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Raya doll and Demi Lovato

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Already a certified chart topper, Lovato has the chops to rock with The Holograms. Besides, not just anybody can pull off pink hair with aplomb.

Kesha as Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor

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Pizzazz doll and Kesha

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Kesha should kick off her new start fiercely – by inhabiting the part of Jem's beglittered nemesis and leader of The Misfits, Pizzazz.

Katy Perry as Mary "Stormer" Phillips

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Stormer doll and Katy Perry

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Perry may be going through a "Dark Horse" phase, but we know she is sweet on the inside – just like The Misfits's blue-haired keytarist.

Rita Ora as Roxanne "Roxy" Pellegrini

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Roxy doll and Rita Ora

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Girly girls to the left. Ora and Roxy both know true girl power is about being brash, bold and a little bit over the top.

Taylor Lautner as Rio Pacheco

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Rio doll and Taylor Lautner

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The feelings between Jem and her tour manager are complicated, just like Lautner and Swift's relationship history. Let the on-and-off-screen drama begin!

Chris Hemsworth as Rory "Riot" Llewelyn

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Rory doll and Chris Hemsworth

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Chris Hemsworth and his golden locks seem primed to take an acting risk. As Jem's admiring rival, Riot, Hemsworth, with his magnificent mane is the perfect, voluminous fit.

Madonna as Synergy

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Synergy doll and Madonna

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After a few decades in the biz, Mama Madge has all the pop music surprises down pat. Add a little purple hair dye, and she's an ideal Synergy.


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Disney princesses Mulan (left), Belle and Merida as the women of Game of Thrones

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