‘Jem and the Holograms’ Adds Juliette Lewis to the Band (***Updated With Molly Ringwald Casting!***)
In its continued whirlwind of casting and production, the upcoming live-action adaptation of Jem and the Holograms has added another well-known name to its roster. This time it’s Juliette Lewis — a true life female rocker whose unique screen presence will help add a dash of authenticity to John Chu’s vision of the Hasbro animated series.
The details on Lewis’ supporting role are still unknown, but given her resume as a musician (she fronted the band Juliette and the Licks until 2009), it’d probably be a good guess that she’s playing some sort of aging punk rock princess (one of the Misfits, maybe?). Lewis’ last high-profile acting project was the acclaimed screen adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County, which also starred Meryl Steep and Julia Roberts. In 2014, she has a pair of festival features coming out: the Sundance drama Hellion, and the SXSW drama Kelly & Cal.
Chu’s Jem and the Holograms film is currently in production and is set to revolve around:
“…an orphan, Jem, who becomes an online recording sensation. In order to obtain a final message left by her father, Jem and her sisters set out on a musical scavenger hunt across Los Angeles.”
At the rate this production is going, we’ll probably have a trailer for you by next Tuesday.
***UPDATE*** — The whirlwind continues as, according to THR, Molly Ringwald has now been added to the cast! As of now, her part is being kept a “secret”, but the hits just keep on coming for what I hope is a Fabulous Stains for a new generation.