Pretty Little Liars Star Ryan Guzman Cast as Rio in Jem Movie - Daytime Confidential

Pretty Little Liars Star Ryan Guzman Cast as Rio in Jem Movie

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Jem The Movie has found its Rio Pacheco! Pretty Little Liars star Ryan Guzman has joined the upcoming Jem and the Holograms movie as the live-action version of the purple-haired hunk.

For everyone who didn't grow up in the 80's, Rio was the love interest for both music mogul/philanthropist Jerrica Benton and her rock star alter-ego Jem. In the original animated soap opera, Rio also served as a stage manager for pop sensation Jem and the Holograms. 

The film version will update the story and see a modern day teen become a singing celeb after her YouTube persona, Jem, blows up online. Perhaps musical skills will come into play for this incarnation of Rio, since he’s now played by a star from the Step Up film series. 

On the other hand, if the film keeps Rio unchanged, Guzman will look great with purple hair. The hunky rising star seems like a terrific casting coup!



 As previously announced, Aubrey Peeples of Nashville fame will play the dual role of Jem/Jerrica. Her Hologram band mates will be played by Stefanie Scott (Kimber), Aurora Perrineau (Shana) and Hayley Kiyoko (Aja).

Photo credit: ABC Family

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