2017 BET Awards
Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, & Cee-Lo Star in 'Sparkle' Remake
Whitney Houston returns to the big screen to star in and executive produce the remake of the 1976 film, "Sparkle." While on the set of "Sparkle," ET, via Rap-Up, sat down with the legend and her on-screen daughter, singer, Jordin Sparks.
"She's very quick, very good," Whitney Houston told ET of Jordin Sparks. "She knows how to look. Her voice is like an angel's. I think it's ('Sparkle') going to let the world see that the 'American Idol' that was chosen and won is truly capable of handling it."
Whitney Houston has been away from the big screen since her lead role in 'The Preacher's Wife' (1996). Fifteen years later, the legend has decided to return after getting a call. "I got a call from my partner Debra Martin and she said, 'You're not gonna believe this, but 'Sparkle''s been picked up and they want to do a film.' And I was like, you're kidding?... She said, 'and they want you and Mara to do it'…"
"Sparkle," directed by Salim Akil and written by Mara Brock Akil, is in production and set to hit theatres next year. Others set to star in the film are Derek Luke, Cee-Lo, and more.