What is Whitney Houston's last film debut and Jordin Sparks first major film roll, Columbia Picture's Sparkle movie poster has emerged. Jordin Sparks channeled her "inner diva" and looks radiant taking center stage in a ravishingly red dress. The movie synopsis:
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.
Salim Akil directed the movie and R. Kelly wrote original music for the soundtrack. There is a soundtrack sang by Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston called "Celebrate" that was written by Kelly. This was to be Houston's return back to cinema and there is also "Oscar Buzz" surrounding the late, great singer, with some saying she could get a Best Supporting Actress nod. Houston also served as an executive producer on the film. The movie is scheduled for an August 2012 release date.