Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?
3:00 AM PDT, July 24, 2014
An Oscar nominee has joined the Jem and the Holograms gang! Actress Juliette Lewis has signed on to play a role in the live-action film, Deadline reports. Production is already underway, but no information regarding Lewis' role has been revealed. Actress Molly Ringwald has also been cast in an undisclosed part in the film.
Nashville star Aubrey Peeples will play Jerrica Benton (a.k.a. Jem), Stefanie Scott is Kimber, Aurora Perrineau plays Shana, Hayley Kiyoko is Aja and Ryan Guzman takes on the role of Rio. The cartoon-turned-movie tells the story of Jerrica Benton, the owner and manager of Starlight Music, who becomes a rock diva and front woman for the band Jem And The Holograms, thanks to her high-tech earrings that control a holographic computer which can synthesize the most popular music. The series was co-created by Hasbro toys, Marvel Productions and the now-defunct Sunbow Productions, the same trio that created the cartoons Transformers and G.I. Joe.
The live-action adaptation is directed by Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Step Up).