"This was supposed to be her moment, you know," Sparks says. "It had been 15 years since she had done another movie and it was supposed to be her coming out moment -- and it is. She definitely delivers. This is my first film, so it was a huge thing already for me, and now that it's the end of Whitney's legacy and I'm in this film that's the last thing that people get to see of her, it makes it even bigger and just carry a lot more weight. The movie meant so much to her that now it means just as much to me, if not more because I want to represent it the way she would have wanted." Read more at [link to www.billboard.com]
FROM WIKI: "Sparkle is an upcoming American musical film directed by Salim Akil and produced by Stage 6 Films, set for release on August 17, 2012 release by TriStar Pictures. Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, which centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950s. The remake takes place in Detroit, Michigan in the 1960s during the Motown era.[4"
"This film will be the debut of R&B/pop singer and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks as an actress. Sparkle also marks Whitney Houston's fifth and final feature film role; she died on February 11, 2012, three months after filming ended. The film will be dedicated to her memory." [link to en.wikipedia.org]