Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks To Star In Diana Ross & The Supremes Biopic

13 Sep

Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks are rumored to be lined up for a remake of The Supremes Biopic ‘Sparkle’.

The remake of the 1976 drama will follow the lives of The Williams sisters- characters based up on Diana Ross and The Supremes. The film will be directed by Salim Akil.

Jordin Sparks is set to play the lead role in the film, whilst Whitney Houston is expected to play the role of Jordin Spark’s mother. The film follows three sisters who start out singing in a church choir in Harlem, before becoming a girlgroup destined for fame. Jordin Sparks’s character will not only have to fight her mother to follow her dream, but will also along the way find out the price of fame.

The film will be Jordin Sparks’s acting debut, and the first film Whitney has appeared in since her 1996 hit ‘The Preacher’s Wife’. It is likely that comparisons will be drawn between ‘Sparkle’ with the 2006 Oscar-winning film ‘Dreamgirls’ which stared Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson, which was also based upon the career of Diana Ross and The Supremes. Like Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks shot to fame on American Idol, however with the addition of Whitney Houston to the film, it has the potential to be an even bigger hit than ‘Dreamgirls’, as long as Whitney is in a good mental state whilst filming.

Watch a clip from the 1976 original film ‘Sparkle’ below…

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