R.I.P. to one the greatest to ever do it, Whitney Houston.
In her last movie role ever, Whitney Houston has taken center stage with her passing in the upcoming reboot of the 70’s movie Sparkle.
Whitney shines and there’s a clip of her singing “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” as well that appears in the trailer. Set for release on August 17th, 2012, Sparkle also stars Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter as the singing sisters. It also features appearances by Cee Lo Green, with new music from all 3 of the musical acts featured. Shot in Detroit, the trailer appears to be accurate of the time period that the original project evoked.
Hopefully this will be a breakout movie for Jordin Sparks, and a final and living testament to the greatness that was Whitney Houston, no matter how she passed from us. I cannot wait to see this movie, as I love projects like this, period. It may be a rehash of “Dreamgirls_-esque proportions, but I’d be ok with that. Hearing Whitney one last time gave me chills. Rest in peace Nippy.
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