It appears that things are finally shaping up for the Whitney Houston-produced remake of famed 70s musical ‘Sparkle’. Originally reported to star late R&B songbird Aaliyah (and later with names like Raven Symone and Paula Patton at one time considered), it appears that the film will soon be making its way into the production stages with Jordin Sparks signing on to take the lead role. Houston will play her mother.
BET‘s ‘The Game’ creator Mara Brock Akil has signed on to lead the behind the scenes action. No word on who will contribute to the movie’s soundtrack.
The announcement comes shortly after news that Houston would be reprising her role in the Waiting To Exhale sequel, ‘Getting To Happy’, being shot later this year.