Yesterday, the world got the opportunity to see the great adaptation of the 1976 film SPARKLE…
Moral of the story: ” I can’t fly with One Wing!”
“We need our total being; everything within us in order to be confident in our God-Given Talents…” Cutty
On Friday, August 17, 2012 our Queen of the Night got one more chance to shine as she took her final curtain call as Emma: the overprotective; single-mother of Sparkle (Jordin Sparks). SPARKLE the movie is a remake of the 1976 film starring: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee and Mary Alice. “Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, which centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950s. The remake takes place in Detroit, Michigan in the 1960s during the Motown era.”
Sparkle 2012 was directed by Salim Akil and produced by Stage 6 Films, It was released by TriStar Pictures. BrownHouse Productions, run by Whitney Houston and Debra Martin Chase (One of the producers of the film) bought the rights to a Sparkle remake from Warner Bros. “Houston had intended to cast R&B singer Aaliyah in the lead role as Sparkle, but due to Aaliyah’s untimely death in August 2001, before the film went into production plans to remake the film was put on hold. Following the 2011 release of their first feature, Jumping the Broom, Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, the creative team behind the TV series The Game and Girlfriends, took on Sparkle as their next project, with Houston executive producing and starring as the mother of the three girls.”
The entire cast were great in the movie. Whitney Houston shined! Jordin Sparks sparkled! Carmen Ejogo sparked! Tika Sumpter was so aggressive when it came to her role. Emma and Dee were my favorite characters in the film. Other standout roles were played by: Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Ceelo Green as Black and Terrence J.
With music from the original soundtrack plus extras by Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston and R.Kelly, Sparkle the Movie is a must-see. Great Film adaptation… Great job on character choice to Casting Director Twinkie Byrd for excellent casting of the film.