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Whitney Houston in SparkleThe late Whitney Houston‘s upcoming movie “Sparkle” will still be released as planned, according to Sony Pictures and reported by The Hollywood Reporter.  Houston’s final film project, which is slated for an August 17 release, would have marked the beginning of a film comeback for the iconic singer.

SEE ALSO: Did We Do Enough For Whitney?

“Sparkle” is the remake of a 1976 film with the same title that drew critical praise.  The film is a saga of a trio of singing sisters, and at the time the original premiered, there was speculation that it was loosely based upon the life of Diana Ross and the Supremes and of their climb to fame.

Houston has appeared in three films, “The Bodyguard,” “Waiting to Exhale,” and “The Preacher’s Wife” over the course of her career.  Each of her movie roles garnered positive reviews and were box office successes, grossing millions in distribution worldwide.

“This would have been a big, big comeback. She is so brilliant in it,” Howard Rosenman, who is an executive producer on the new film, said of Houston’s performance to the Hollywood Reporter.  Rosenman, who produced the original movie and has a story credit on the remake, had seen a rough cut of the film Friday night and said, “I was just raving about her performance, she was so great in it. I’m just in shock.”

Singer and former “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks (pictured) has the lead role in the remake, and Houston plays her mother.  Comedian Mike Epps also has a co-starring role in the film.

Two of Houston’s final recordings are also featured in the film, “Eyes on the Sparrow” and “Celebrate,”  the latter which will be the closing song as the credits roll.


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