First Official Trailer for Whitney Houston Final Film SPARKLE Remake

An upcoming musical drama film directed by Salim Akil. Inspired by The Supremes, it is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, which centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950s. The remake takes place in Detroit, Michigan in the 1960s during the Motown era.

The film stars Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Whitney Houston, Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Vickie Winans and Omari Hardwick. It served as the debut of R&B/pop singer and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks as an actress, also marks Whitney Houston’s fourth and final feature film role; she died on February 11, 2012, three months after filming ended.

Musical prodigy Sparkle (Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Luke), while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters Sister (Ejogo) and Dolores (Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and Jordin Sparks in Sparkle
Whitney Houston in Sparkle
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in Sparkle
Derek Luke and Jordin Sparks in Sparkle
Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and Jordin Sparks in Sparkle
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