First Trailer for Sparkle With Whitney Houston
After the Today show debuted a tiny bit of the trailer, Sony Pictures made the full trailer available online for the musical Sparkle starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green. Sparkle was supposed to help launch an acting comeback for Houston, but instead it marks the last film she worked on prior to her death on February 11th. Houston was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just hours before Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party, with her death ultimately ruled a “drowning due to atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.”
Sparkle hits theaters on August 17, 2012.
Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.
Watch the trailer: