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Jordan Sparks Sparkles With Whitney Houston

by on April 29, 2012

In August, Jordin Sparks will appear in her first acting role alongside the late Whitney Houston in the film Sparkle. 

Sparkle was Whitney Houston’s last film before her surprise death in Beverley Hills on February 11th 2012. Other cast members include Mike Epps, Derek Luke, and Cee-Lo Green.

The Grio gave a fantastic synopsis of the film:

“The remake of the 1976 movie stars Houston as the mother of three girls who form a singing group and struggle with fame and drug addiction. The movie, scheduled for release in August, was seen as a comeback vehicle for the superstar, whose career suffered in recent years as she battled with drug and alcohol abuse.

The preview footage largely focused on Sparks, who was seen playing a piano in a modest home, glasses dangling from her nose. In later scenes, she appeared glammed up in sparkling, curve-hugging gowns. It’s the American Idol winner’s first notable Hollywood role.”

You can watch the trailer here

How will this movie hold up compared to other movies with singer’s transitioning into acting. Does Sparkle sound a lot like Glitter?

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