'American Idol's' Jordin Sparks to Star Opposite Whitney Houston in 'Sparkle'


久未露面的咱家天后Whitney Houston,除了在家修身養性外,也秘密洽談了新的電影拍攝計畫!

Jordin Sparks will play the lead role in Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 film inspired by the story of the Supremes.

The original Sparkle centered on the three Williams sisters, who begin singing in their church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s and become a successful girl group. Their sudden rise unravels their personal lives.

Whitney Houston is in talks to play the not-so encouraging mother of Sparks' character. Mike Epps is also on board Satin, a stand-up comedian who marries one of the sisters and gets her hooked on drugs.

The movie will be the acting debut of Sparks, who won the sixth season of American Idol and had top singles such as “No Air.”

Mara Brock Akil, who created and executive produces BET's hit comedy The Game, wrote the script while husband Salim Akil, who has helmed every episode of Game and many episodes of the UPN hit Girlfriends, is directing.

Debra Martin Chase is producing with TD Jakes, the Akils and Curtis Wallace.

Source:The Hollywood Reporter

根據娛樂網站The Hollywood Reporter的報導,阿惠將加入1976年經典名片'Sparkle'的重拍版陣容,飾演自選秀節目'American Idol'勝出的歌手Jordin Sparks.....的老媽。

該電影最早是出自百老匯的歌舞劇,描述黑人女子團體The Supermes的發跡歷程。重拍版曾在多年前就有拍攝的計畫,但因原先洽談的歌手Aaliyah墬機身亡而擱置原拍攝計畫。

目前該電影的後續拍攝計畫,並無其他消息揭露,請粉絲們耐心等候吧~


Whitney Houston in Talks to Star in Music-Themed Drama 'Sparkle'



Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in negotiations to star in Sparkle, Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and actor Mike Epps also are set to star.

Mara Brock Akil, who created and executive produces BET's hit comedy "The Game," wrote the script while husband Salim Akil, who has helmed every episode of Game and many episodes of the UPN hit "Girlfriends," is directing. Derba Martin Chase is producing.

The original "Sparkle" was inspired by the story of the Supremes, and centered on the three Williams sisters, who begin singing in their church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s and become a successful girl group. Their sudden rise unravels their personal lives.

Sparks will play the title character, the talented member of the group while Houston will play her not-so encouraging mother. Epps will be Satin, a stand-up comedian who marries one of the sisters and gets her hooked on drugs.

Irene Cara played Sparkle in the original while Mary Alice, who played the Oracle in the "Matrix" movies, portrayed Effie. Tony King acted as Satin.

R&B icon Houston famously made her acting debut with 1992's "The Bodyguard," and also appeared in "Waiting to Exhale" and "Preacher's Wife." The last time she acted for the screen was in 1997's TV movie "Cinderella," with Brandy Norwood.

Houston was involved with the project as a producer when it was originally set up at Warners years ago (in an incarnation that was to star singer Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash) and will act as an exec producer on the new movie.

The movie will be the acting debut of Sparks, who won the sixth season of "American Idol" and had top singles such as "No Air."

For Epps, "Sparkle" reunites him with the Akils, for whom he starred in the surprise hit "Jumping the Broom." The actor, better known for his comedic turns, is clearly in drama mode and just wrapped the psychological thriller "Vipaka" with Forest Whitaker.

Source:Billboard.biz

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