Fellas, see how they trick you into watching a “chick flick”?
Jordin Sparks was all a twitter today about her “Sparkle Sisters” Tika Sumpter and British actress Carmen Ejogo. These two aren’t the only additions to the cast of the “Sparkle” Remake announced this week…
Cee-Lo Green has joined the cast along with Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick.
Additionally, R&B artist R. Kelly has signed on to write original music for the soundtrack.
Pic is a remake of the 1976 film that centered on the three Williams sisters, who began singing in their church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s and went on to become a successful girl group, though their sudden rise took a toll on their personal lives. Remake takes place in 1968 Detroit during the rise of Motown.
“American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks stars as the title character, a music prodigy who struggles to become a star as she overcomes issues that are tearing her family apart.
Ejogo and Sumpter will play Sparks’ siblings, Sister and Dolores, respectively, while Whitney Houston plays the trio’s mother. Green will play a singer who serves as the girls’ opening act.
Pic also stars Derek Luke as Stix, an aspiring Motown manager who discovers the sisters and eventually falls for Sparkle. Hardwick will play his cousin, Levi, who falls for Ejogo’s character but turns to a life of crime after she’s stolen from him by Detroit comic Satin Struthers, who will be played by Mike Epps.
Told you it was starting to sound more promising.