Today had an exclusive look this morning at the trailer for Sparkle, which features Whitney Houston‘s final film performance. Sparkle marks Houston’s return to the big screen after a 16-year hiatus, her first starring role in a film released in theaters since she co-starred with Denzel Washington in The Preacher’s Wife in 1996. It will also be her last. Houston died February 11th at age 48 in her Beverly Hills hotel room.
Sparkle stars Jordin Sparks as Sparkle Williams, one of three sisters from Detroit struggling with fame as a singing group in the Sixties. Houston plays the women’s mother, who had her own unpleasant experience with the music industry, and she is seen in the trailer warning her kids of its dangers. Cee Lo Green, Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter and Amari Hardwick co-star.
Watch the Sparkle trailer below.