Monday, April 2, 2012


The new bigscreen musical "Sparkle" is due out on Aug. 17, but one of its stars will not be around to help promote it: Whitney Houston, who died at age 48 in February, had hoped the film might help fuel a comeback for her as both actress and singer. Now, the mantle will fall on her co-star, "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks, who plays the film's title character.

TODAY aired an exclusive clip Monday of the upcoming film, which shows how Sparkle and her sisters try to make a go of it as an all-girl singing group, following in their mother's (Houston's) musical footsteps. Take a look below at what could be one of summer's biggest hits -- tempered by the bittersweet memory that it is Houston's last film appearance:

(Courtesy of MSNBC)

Ummm, will you go see Sparkle when it hits theaters in August? I love the original 1976 film starring Irene Cara and Phillip Michael Thomas. This film, I don't know. What do you think? Or will you go see it cause Whitney's dead?


Trina said...

I'ma go see it cause Whitney's dead and that's the ONLY reason cause she never could really act in none of the films she made. I love the original to they just showed it on BET before my nigga let my cable get cut off! Dumb ass nigga
Good post General cause it give us a chance to see the trailer a little bit.

Anonymous said...

I Loved the Original movie Sparkle, and opt to see this Remake of this film, that has the Late Whitiney Houston in this film. Maybe this movie Remake will be good with the credits it has always deserved from the original. Bro. JT.