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Whitney Houston was also one of five executive producers on the movie, having acquired remake rights around the year 2000. Her original plan was to have singer Aaliyah star as Sparkle, until the singer died in a plane crash in August 2001.
Whitney Houston's last film - she died during post production. The picture was to be an acting comeback for the singer, who had not appeared in a theatrical release since The Preacher's Wife (1996) in 1996. The film is dedicated to her memory.
Raven-Symoné was considered for the role of Sparkle Williams.
Paula Patton turned down the role of Sister Williams.
Just like the original film, the plot for this film was inspired by the Motown recording group The Supremes who would later be named "Diana Ross and The Supremes".
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Unfortunately, this film was also the last film of Stephanie Moseley who passed away on December 8, 2014.
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Whitney Houston's favorite movie was the original Sparkle (1976) which is what led her to remaking the film.
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Jordin Sparks' film debut.
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While in the original film the sisters' mother was named Effie she was renamed Emma for this remake.
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Howard Rosenman:  (executive producer, producer and co-creator of the original 1976 film) landlord at Sparkle's new apartment.
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