The trailer for Whitney Houston’s upcoming film “Sparkle” premiered on NBC’s “Today” show this morning. The musical movie, which debuts Aug. 17, is Houston’s final film appearance after the actress and “I Will Always Love You” singer died at age 48 on Feb 12.
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“Sparkle” stars “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks as the film’s title character and the lead of an all-girl music group. Houston co-stars as Sparkle’s mother and is also credited as one of the film’s executive producers. A quick shot of Cee Lo Green can also be seen in the trailer for “Sparkle.”
The results of Houston’s autopsy report were released in March, revealing that she had died from accidental drowning. The findings also listed heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors.
Houston’s “Sparkle” is a remake of the 1976 film, which starred Philip Michael Thomas and Irene Cara.