After revealing the principal cast, seen above in an Instagram photo posted by Stefanie Scott, last month, the upcoming Jem movie, directed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation's John M. Chu, has revealed more members of the cast. Jem's love interest/roadie/manager, Rio Pacheco, will be played by Ryan Guzman, of Step Up: Revolution and Pretty Little Liars. Perhaps the more interesting news, however, is that Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis have been announced as cast members whose roles have yet to be revealed.


Photos by Panio Gianopoulos (left) and David Shankbone (right) via Wikipedia


Ringwald and Lewis represent some pretty interesting casting choices on the part of the producers. While Ringwald has recently been seen on ABC Family's Secret Life Of The American Teenager, she's probably best known as an icon of the same era that the original Jem cartoon is a glittery, glamorous product of. Lewis, on the other hand, is best known for her role in Natural Born Killers, and, well, when you consider how the Misfits once tried to murder Kimber in a volcano, there's a lot of places you could go with that.

If I had to guess, I'd say that it's more likely that Ringwald will be taking up the role of Synergy, the sentient computer that lives in Jem's earrings and projects the holograms that she uses for performances. On top of that, it's been rumored that Eric Raymond, the ruthless and corrupt co-owner of Starlight Records and Jerrica Benton's chief antagonist, will actually be Erica Raymond in the film, which has some fans thinking that Juliette Lewis has been cast in that part, which would be amazing. That said, I am kind of holding out hope that Ringwald and Lewis have been cast as Pizzazz and Roxy, and that the plot of this movie will be about straight up '80s punk rockers literally trying to murder a bunch of 21st century teenage glam rock upstarts.

While we're on the subject of casting news, it's worth noting that, according to the IMDB, both Samantha Newark (the original speaking voice of Jem) and Britta Philips (Jem's singing voice) have both been added to the cast as well.