Jem and the Holograms is getting a little help from another 1980s pop culture icon. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Molly Ringwald has joined the cast of the Jon M. Chu film opposite Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja, Aurora Perrineau as Shana and Ryan Guzman as Rio. Juliette Lewis is also playing a role, although, as is the case with Ringwald, the part is being kept secret for the time being.
Created by Christy Marx, the original "Jem and the Holograms" series was a joint collaboration from Hasbro, Marvel and Sunbow Productions. It began airing in 1985 and ran for three seasons, following the adventures of the titular Jem, the musical superstar alter ego of a young woman named Jerrica Benton who, with the help of a holographic computer called Synergy, is able to clandestinely perform rock concerts with her friends.
Best known for John Hughes films like Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, Ringwald has recently been starring on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."