Molly Ringwald Cast in Music-Driven "Jem and the Holograms" Pic
21 May 2014
Stage and screen actress Molly Ringwald has been cast in the film adaptation of 1980s cartoon "Jem and the Holograms," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Ryan Landels, the film will star Aubrey Peeples as Jem with Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko as the Holograms, Ryan Guzman as Rio and Juliette Lewis.
The film is based on the animated TV series that ran from 1985-88 and follows Jerrica Benton and her alter ego, Jem, who fronts the band the Holograms. "Jem and the Holograms" will take the band through Los Angeles on a music-driven adventure.
Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun of SB Projects, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, Hasbro Studios president Stephen Davis, Bennett Schneir and Chu produce "Jem and the Holograms," which is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
Ringwald, known for starring in '80s films "Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," has been seen on Broadway in Cabaret and Enchanted April.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.