Whitney Houston Set to "Sparkle" with Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps 


Remember the movie "Sparkle" with Irene Cara? It was inspired by the story of the Supremes and told the tale of the three Williams sisters -- their rise to super girl-group stardom from their humble beginnings as members of the church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s. Of course, once they became famous, drama happened!

Now, Sony Pictures is planning to remake the movie with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and Mike Epps set to star. Sparks will play the title character, (Sparks Sparkle he-he-he) while Epps will star as Satin, a stand-up comedian who marries one of the sisters and gets her hooked on drugs according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story sounds like "Dreamgirls," right? Another thinly-veiled account of Diana Ross and the Supremes!

Whitney Houston, making her first film since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in talks to star as Sparkle's mommy.

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