Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks Appear in First Official Image from “Sparkle”

Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston appear in first official image from "Sparkle"

The first official movie still has been released for Sony Pictures’ Sparkle remake. Set in Detroit during the 1960s, the film is about three sisters who form a singing group and face hardships on their road to stardom.

The film features a unique cast which includes Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, and Mike Epps.

People magazine released the image with quotes from the cast. “Part of the fun of making this movie is definitely the costumes and the hairstyles,” says Houston. “The movie is set in 1963, and we had a great wardrobe, hair and makeup person and I loved wearing the outfits.”

The star of the film also shed some light on working with one of her idols. “I sang her songs into a hairbrush when I was little,” said Sparks. “Now she’s acting as my mom and scolding me. It was a dream come true.”

Sparkle opens in theaters on August 10, 2012.

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