Sony studio revealed clips of Jordin Sparks, Cee Lo Green and late singer Whitney Houston during its Thursday presentation at CinemaCon 2012.
CinemaCon attendees got an extended look at Whitney Houston’s Sparkle on Thursday, as Sony presented footage from the upcoming musical film.
The preview focused mostly on Jordin Sparks in her role as the title character, who is transformed from the modest girl-next-door to a glammed up superstar. Whitney Houston is also seen flashing a brilliant smile and dancing around a living room. She is also featured prominently in the newly released poster for the film.
Cee Lo Green and Mike Epps also star in the remake of the 1976 film, which will mark Houston’s first return to the big screen since 1996’s The Preacher’s Wife.
Whitney Houston, who served as an executive producer on the film, pushed for many years to have the project made. Sadly, the singer was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just one day before this year’s Grammy Awards.
Cee Lo Green, making his feature film debut, also sings in the movie.