The '80s star is the latest to be cast in the cartoon remake

By Michele Corriston
Updated May 21, 2014 09:00 AM
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Molly Ringwald is heading back to the ’80s: The actress has been cast in the live-action reboot of Jem and the Holograms, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Ringwald, 46, helped define the decade as a teen queen in such John Hughes movies as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. Now, the Brat Packer will take on the era’s famous cartoon, which follows the adventures of pop star Jem and her bandmates.

“I feel extremely honored to have an icon like Molly Ringwald be part of our Jem and the Holograms movie,” says director Jon M. Chu. “Not only is she stunning, but she represents a generation of strong women leaders which is exactly what our Jem is all about. Our whole cast has been in awe of her on set and I can’t wait for the world to see what she brings to this truly outrageous Jem world. Especially since she’s also a singer herself!”

There’s no word on what character Ringwald will play, but the Holograms girls are all ready to rock. Nashville‘s Aubrey Peeples snagged the titular role, and Juliette Lewis will also appear, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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