A few new images from the remake of Sparkle have gone online. The story was inspired by the legendary female singing group The Supremes and stars Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, and Carmen Ejogo as three sisters who start out singing at their local church, and go on to find great success—and troubles—as a Motown girl group. The film sadly marks the first and last film role for Whitney Houston since 1996’s The Preacher’s Wife. Collider was able to spend some time on the film’s set, and you can read or listen to our interview with Houston and producer Debra Martin Chase here.
Hit the jump to see the new images. Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Cee-Lo Green, and Omari Hardwick also star. Salim Akil (Jumping the Broom) is directing and R. Kelly wrote new original songs to add to the Curtis Mayfield score from the original. Sparkle will be released in theaters on August 10.
Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.