First Look Photo Of Whitney Houston & Jordan Sparks In SPARKLE

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PHOTO BY: Alicia Gbur COPYRIGHT: © 2012 Stage 6 Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) and Emma (Whitney Houston) star in this first image from TriStar Pictures’ SPARKLE.

SPARKLE is a remake of the 1976 film and tells the story of the title character Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), the youngest of three sisters and a music prodigy who struggles to become a star while facing issues that are tearing her family apart. Starring alongside Houston in the musical drama are Grammy® nominated and platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks (“American Idol” winner, Season 6), Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher, Captain America: The First Avenger), Mike Epps (Jumping the Broom, Friday After Next), Carmen Ejogo (I, Alex Cross, Pride and Glory), Tika Sumpter (What’s Your Number?, “Gossip Girl”), Omari Hardwick (Kick Ass, The A-Team) and Grammy® Award winner, Cee-Lo Green.

SPARKLE is being directed by Salim Akil (Jumping The Broom) from a screenplay written by Mara Brock Akil (“The Game”, “Girlfriends”) and produced by Debra Martin Chase (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Just Wright) along with Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, T.D. Jakes and Curtis Wallace (Jumping the Broom, Not Easily Broken). Whitney Houston is also Executive Producing along with Gaylyn Fraiche (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2), and Howard Rosenman (Sparkle, The Family Man). Original music provided by multi-Platinum and Grammy® Award-winning artist R. Kelly. “SPARKLE is a movie I have wanted to remake for a long time and I am so glad to finally see my wish come true and to be part of this stellar team of actors and producers,” said Houston.

Shooting on SPARKLE began principal photography in Detroit, Michigan in October 2011. The film is due in theaters August 10, 2012.

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  1. empire

    January 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Whitney looks amazing! Can’t wait to see Sparkle this summer

  2. Danielle

    March 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I luv u Whitney Houston!!!! ALWAYS have and ALWAYS will. I am praying for your family Whitney, especially Bobbi Kristina and your mother, Ms. Cissy Houston. U will 4ever be in my Heart Whitney Houston. U are my role model, mentor, and idol. I look to you Whitney! I get sooooooooo emotiional EVERYTIME I think of u or hear your music. And I will ALWAYS love you!!!!!!!!! Rest In Peace Whitney Elizabeth Houston a.k.a. Nippy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

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