It looks to be confirmed, actress Julliette Lewis will be joining the cast of the upcoming big screen debut of the epic 1980’s Toy franchise Jem and The Holograms. Get the full skinny on this below and let us know what you think after the JUMP!
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Plot of the Universal pic sends online music sensation Jem and her Holograms on a musical adventure across Los Angeles. Lewis’s supporting role is being kept under wraps, so fans can speculate away on who she’ll play. Suffice it to say Lewis has singing chops and rock star experience, having fronted her band Juliette and the Licks until 2009 before going solo. jemAside from the main Holograms band members, the supporting cast has yet to be revealed, including who will play Jem’s omnipresent AI fairy godmother/holographic computer Synergy.
Lewis appeared in last year’s Oscar-nominated August: Osage County and stars on ABC’s new midseason series Secrets & Lies opposite Ryan Phillippe. She’ll also be seen in upcoming indies Kelly & Cal and Hellion. Jem And The Holograms is produced by Chu, microbudget maestro Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for his SB Projects, Hasbro’s Brian Goldner, Hasbro Studios’ Stephen Davis, and Bennett Schneir. Ryan Landels wrote the script. Universal and Hasbro are jointly backing the film, which Uni will distribute worldwide. Lewis is repped by United Talent Agency and Untitled Entertainment.