At the start of this month, we got to see the first movie trailer for the new film Sparkle … which stars the late Whitney Houston in the last project she completed before her death this past February. Today we get to check out the film’s first movie poster and a very cool promo photo. Altho Whitney isn’t one of the film’s main stars, per se, she is featured in the film’s first poster. Check it out below.
Whitney Houston tragically passed away just over two months ago, but the singer-actress is going to light up the silver screen one final time. On Thursday, a new movie poster for Sparkle, a reboot of the 1976 film, was released. In the film, Houston, who was 48 at the time of her death, plays the mother of three girls who form a singing group. Although the close-up of Houston’s face is radiant, it’s Jordin Sparks who shines front and center on the poster. Houston told Access Hollywood last year that she took on a motherly role towards Sparks, 22. “I can remember doing The Bodyguard, my first movie, and I was petrified,” she said. “I just know that there’s some time of trepidation and some nervousness…But Jordan has it down. Trust me.” The late singer said she’d give Sparks “mommy hugs” because “the vibe we set behind the scenes is what you’ll see on the screen. That’s what’s really important” … Sparkle opens nationwide Aug. 17.
Both the poster and the promo photo are lovely. I am really touched by the fact that the producers are doing everything possible to ensure that Whitney Houston’s work in this film is being highlighted and promoted. I am very interested in seeing this film when it hits theaters this August … and in all honesty, I’m only interested because of Whitney’s involvement. BUT, you better believe my interest in this film existed before her death and was really the only thing that held my interest from the start. I cannot wait to see this film.