Posted by | Cyrena Rose

The official synopsis reads as such:  “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 (Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.”

In Sparkle, Houston plays Emma, a middle-aged mother of three girls struggling to break into the music business.  Emma knows their plight as she failed to reach her goals as a singer.  The film is a remake of the 1976 movie starring Irene Cara!

(Irene Cara and the late Whitney Houston)

Sparkle makes it way to theatres on August 17th!  Enjoy the official trailer below!

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