We noticed that the first image from Sparkle popped up recently—since this is the first film still of Whitney Houston since 1996’s The Preacher’s Wife, we wanted to get it up on the site this weekend. Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 movie of the same name inspired by The Supremes. Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, and Carmen Ejogo star as three sisters start out singing at their local church, and go on to find great success (and the troubles that come with it) as a Motown girl group.
Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Cee-Lo Green, and Omari Hardwick also star; Salim Akil (Jumping the Broom) is directing. R. Kelly wrote new original songs to add to the Curtis Mayfield score from the original. Sparkle is set for release on August 10. See the image after the jump.
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Here’s the synopsis available on Wikipedia:
Like the original film, this version of Sparkle will follow the three Williams sisters (Ejogo, Sumpter, Sparks), singers at their local church choir who eventually go on to become a successful girl group. Their sudden rise unravels their personal lives, and the youngest sister, a music prodigy named Sparkle, struggles to become a star while overcoming the issues that are tearing her family apart