Stage 6 Films . Sparkle may best be known as Whitney Houston’s final film, but it boasts a pretty talented cast all-around. You probably already know Jordin Sparks, but it’s time to meet the rest of her co-stars: Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo, Omari Hardwick, Derek Luke and Mike Epps. We discussed their favorite Whitney Houston song, 60’s fashion, and those oh-so-hard-to-reach Mariah Carey high notes. It all ends with Jordin, Tika and Carmen showing off their amazing voices as they give us a live performance of ‘Something He Can Feel.’ Check it out below!
. Sparkle arrives in theaters on August 17th, 2012. .
Synopsis: “Sparkle” tells the story of the title character; Sparkle, (Jordin Sparks) the youngest of three sisters and a music prodigy who struggles to becomes a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. Sparkle is from an affluent Detroit area, naive to the unexpected experiences her new life will bring as she and her two sisters blossom into a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era. Whitney Houston will play the trio’s mother (Emma). Mike Epps plays a wealthy comedian named Satin, who woos Sparkle’s sister into a drug-filled abusive relationship on their way to the top. During her journey, Sparkle endures the trials and tribulations of fame but fights to rise through the ranks of the music business. “Sparkle” is set in the late 1960s when Detroit was the music mecca of America.