Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald

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Now this is truly outrageous!

The live action reinvention of the 1980s Hasbro classic cartoon Jem and the Holograms is getting the authentic '80s touch after adding Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis to the cast.

While their exact roles have not been revealed, the two iconic actresses were quick to share their joy about the project on social media. "On set with @ ," Ringwald tweeted with a photo of her and her co-star.

Meanwhile, Lewis retweeted director Jon M. Chu's post which read, "So honored 2 have the AMAZINGLY TALENTED & INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUl @ joining our cast!! :) :)."

Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald


Ringwald is of course known for starring roles in popular '80s teen films Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, and Lewis fronted the rock band Juliette and the Licks for years before moving on to pursue a solo career in acting.

And there will be yet another familiar face in the highly anticipated flick—E! News' very own Jason Kennedy! "My movie debut and I get to act alongside @juliettelewis!!! Thanks for the cameo @jonmchu. #JemAndTheHolograms," Kennedy wrote with a snapshot on Instagram.

Lewis, Ringwald and Kennedy join Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples, who will take on the main character for her first major film role. Meanwhile, Disney star Stefanie Scott will play Jem's sister Kimber, Pretty Little Liars' Aurora Perrineau will play the Holograms' Shana and The Fosters' Hayley Kiyoko has joined the ensemble as Aja.

Ryan Landels wrote the script, which centers around an orphaned teenager who becomes an online recording sensation. She and her sisters embark on a music-themed scavenger hunt across Los Angeles in order to uncover a final message that was left by Jem's father.

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