How about some positive Whitney Houston news?
After grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons, like her alleged hissy fit on a Delta flight the other day, Team Whitney has sent a missive touting her role in an upcoming film.
She will star along with American Idol alum Jordin Sparks, actors Derek Luke, Mike Epps, recording artist Cee-Lo Green and a slew of other entertainers in “Sparkle.”
The project, filming in Detroit, is directed by Salim Akil (”Jumping The Broom”) from a screenplay written by Mara Brock Akil (“The Game”, “Girlfriends). The movie is a remake of a 1976 film by the same name, about a talented young lady (Sparkle, who will be played by Sparks) who struggles to achieve her dream of becoming a performing artist.
Houston is serving as executive producer along with Gaylyn Fraiche (”Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2″), and Howard Rosenman (”The Family Man”). R. Kelly is doing the soundtrack.
“‘Sparkle’ is a movie I have wanted to remake for a long time and I am so glad to finally see my wish come true and to be part of this stellar team of actors and producers,” Whit said in a statement.
-Jennifer Brett/The Buzzfirstname.lastname@example.org