Featuring Original Songs by R. Kelly Performed By Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks
Six-time Grammy Award winner Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard) and 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks star in the uplifting and inspiring drama Sparkle, debuting on DVD February 11, 2013 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The all-star cast also includes singer CeeLo Green, Carmen Ejogo (Away We Go), Tika Sumpter (Think Like a Man), Derek Luke (Captain America: The First Avenger), Mike Epps (Jumping the Broom), and Omari Hardwick (The Runner) in the soulful story of an aspiring singer/songwriter (Sparks) who defies her overprotective mother (Houston) to form a musical trio with her sisters, only to encounter the temptations of success.
Bonus materials on the DVD include two featurettes. "A Tribute to Whitney Houston" features Harvey Mason Jr. along with filmmakers, screenwriters, and cast paying tribute to Houston. "A Dream Come True" features the filmmakers discussing the arduous, but triumphant journey of bringing Sparkle to the big screen. The DVD also features commentary with director Salim Akil.
Sparkle was directed by Salim Akil from a screenplay by Mara Brock Akil and a story by Joel Schumacher and Howard Rosenman. The film was produced by Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Debra Martin Chase, T.D. Jakes and Curtis Wallace with Whitney Houston, Gaylyn Fraiche, Avram Butch Kaplan and Howard Rosenman as executive producers.
An energetic cast and some terrific music make up for the rather hackneyed plot of...