After the shocking news of singing legend, Whitney Houston’s death at the age of 48, some good news has come to the surface of it all. Houston had finished filming the remake to the 1976 musical-drama Sparkle. Also standing as executive producer of the title, Houston plays the mother of 3 musically talented sisters who in a group together must deal with the disruptions and tragedies of fame and drugs.
Sparkle, which was supposed to mark Houston’s comback to the acting career she left, also stars American Idol Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps and Cee Lo Green. This is not the first time Whitney Houston would have featured on the big screen. Her repertoire includes the 1992 hit The Bodyguard starring alongside Kevin Costner, 1995’s Waiting to Exhale, the 1996 swoon with Denzel Washington in The Preacher’s Wife and a small but remembered role as the Fairy Godmother in the TV movie version of Cinderalla with quite an impressive cast. Quite like The Bodyguard, Houston had recorded several songs for Sparkle.
According to Variety, Sparkle is getting ready for a Aug 17th release.