Get familiar with the cast of Sparkle before it hits theaters August 17th
The 1976 classic film Sparkle is getting an updated makeover with the late great Whitney Houstin, Carmen Ejogo, American Idol alum Jordin Sparks and the beautiful Tika Sumpter as the leading ladies. The cast of characters rounds out with Derek Luke, Mike Epps and Omari Hardwik filling the roles of the leading men for the all star cast.
The original movie, inspired by the Supremes, follows the three Williams sisters who go from singing in their Harlem church choir in the late 1950s to becoming a chart-topping girl group, however, the remake will be set in 1968 Detroit. Make sure to catch Sparkle in theaters August 17, 2012!
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Jordin Sparks stars as the title character, Sparkle, a music prodigy who struggles to become a star as she overcomes issues that are tearing her family apart.
Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter play Sparks’ siblings, Sister and Dolores who fight for success as well as turmoil within their close knit and talented family.
Derek Luke stars as Stix, an aspiring Motown manager who discovers the sisters and eventually falls for Sparkle.
Omari 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.
Now that is one incredible cast! Make sure to catch Whitney Houston’s final performance in this classic remake. Sparkle in theaters August 17th!