The trailer for Sparkle, what would prove to be Whitney Houston’s last feature film, has debuted. The film stars Houston, along with Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and Cee-Lo Green. The musical film doesn’t debut until August 17, but we’ve got an early look and if first impressions mean anything, it looks dazzling.
The story, that takes place during the Motown era of music, follows the title character (Sparks), who is the youngest of three sisters. She is a musical phenom who hits the big time but the only problem is her fame creates familial issues. Houston portrays the family’s matriarch.