Ryan Guzman Joins The Cast Of Jem and the Holograms Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.29.2014
He'll play Rio...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Guzman (Step Up: All In, The Boy Next Door, Pretty Little Liars has joined the cast of Jem and the Holograms as Rio. The film will be directed by Jon M. Chu and is based on the 1980s Hasbro toy line that became a cartoon.
The film follows Jerrica, an orphan teenager who becomes an "online recording sensation" named Jem. When the project was announced on March 20, the produers said the concept would be reimagined "for a whole new generation with themes of being true to who you are in a multitasking, hyperlinked social media age."
In the cartoon, Rio Pacheco was the road manager and technical engineer for the band (and Jem's love interest).
The film stars Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Jem's sister Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as Shana and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja. It will be produced by Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun Productions and Chu. It's working with the fans through Tumblr and is already filming.