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While Bobbi Kristina Brown is posting video clips of her singing, mama Whitney Houston is earning the gigs to pay for her future vocal coach.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Nippy is in talks to headline the remake of the 1976 cult classic Sparkle.

They report:

Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996’s The Preacher’s Wife, is in negotiations to star in Sparkle, Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and actor Mike Epps also are set to star.

Mara Brock Akil, who created and executive produces BET’s hit comedy The Game, wrote the script while husband Salim Akil, who has helmed every episode of Game and many episodes of the UPN hit Girlfriends, is directing. Derba Martin Chase is producing.

The original Sparkle was inspired by the story of the Supremes, and centered on the three Williams sisters, who begin singing in their church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s and become a successful girl group. Their sudden rise unravels their personal lives.

They also noted that at one time Houston was involved with a previous attempt to remake the film as a producer. That version of the movie was to star Aaliyah. Other previous remakes in the works included ones with Ashanti and RavenSymoné attached to star.

To be honest, I’m suffering from remake fatigue, but if Whitney is involved I am more curious to watch it. Regardless of how the film turns out, it’s nice to know Whitney is trying to be proactive with her acting career again.


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