HomeTVAmerican IdolCheck Out Tika Sumpter With The Late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in Trailer For Sparkle! Jillian Bowe April 2, 2012 6 Comments Sony Pictures has released the trailer for the highly-anticipated remake of the 1976 cult classic Sparkle. The movie marked the late Whitney Houston's film comeback, and turned out to be the singer's final acting role. Set in the 50's and 60's, Sparkle tells the tale of three sisters from Harlem who embark on a career in music. Houston plays Emma, the mother of the trio, which includes: One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter and American Idol winner Jordan Sparks. Sparkle hits theatres Aug. 17. Watch the trailer below! 6 Responses alstonboy4315 April 2, 2012 Whitney was soooo close to a breakthrough that it saddens me to now know that she will never again be able to shine…….except in memory and through her marvelous body of work. Log in to Reply soapbaby April 2, 2012 Oh wow. Seeing Whitney makes me sad. Such a legend gone too soon. I was tepid on a remake of Sparkle but after seeing the trailer and WH, I am going to plan to see it. It looks like quite a few liberties were taken. IMO, the young woman who plays “Sister” better bring it ‘cuz Lonette McKee gave a helluva performance in the original and stole the movie from Irene Cara and Phillip Michael Thomas! Log in to Reply mannym716 April 2, 2012 Looks worth watching. A little eerie to hear Whitney/Emma say the line about her life being a cautionary tale. Talk about close to home. Log in to Reply Angie Lucy April 3, 2012 This looks so good. Darn it, this makes me miss Whitney more. Log in to Reply Jenny April 3, 2012 [quote=soapbaby]IMO, the young woman who plays “Sister” better bring it ‘cuz Lonette McKee gave a helluva performance in the original and stole the movie from Irene Cara and Phillip Michael Thomas![/quote] Totally agree. Miss you, Whitney! Log in to Reply Cyberologist April 3, 2012 I agree about Lonette McKee in Sparkle….so sad regarding Whitney who wanted this movie for a long time … Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.