Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
05 August 2014
New Left Behind Trailer Arrives
Nic Cage feels God's wrath. Oh, rapture?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Ride Along (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Sparkle (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Notorious (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Lions For Lambs (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Catch A Fire (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Sparkle Trailer Online
Music drama with Whitney Houston

02 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Yahoo

submit to reddit

Though it loosely follows the story of The Supremes and charts a familiar course through family tension, talent rising and falling and how success can be fleeting, Motown drama Sparkle will be chiefly talked about as the late Whitney Houston’s final film. The trailer is now online and can be watched below.

Sparkle charts the rise to fame of Sparkle Williams (Jordin Sparks), a young woman for whom talent runs in the family. Her mother Emma (Houston) used to be a famous singer and while her career serves as more of a cautionary tale than a How To manual, Sparkle and her sisters Delores (Tika Sumpter) and Sister (Carmen Ejgogo) are determined to carve their own path. Particularly when they happen upon a couple of lucky breaks and Sparkle finds romance with manager Stix (Derek Luke).

Naturally, there are problems with egos and drugs along the way, and Sparkle is clearly looking to tap into the Dreamgirls vibe, so hopefully it’ll also offer a few new tweaks along the way. It does at least boast new music from Houston (who was also a producer), Cee-Lo Green (who also acts) and Sparks, along with songs written by R Kelly.

Sparkle is out on October 5. Just don't confuse it with Glitter.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Adam Sandler Considers Summer School
He may produce a remake
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

SIster Sister
Her sisters Delores and Sister????? :-) More

Posted by Cavanman at 15:04 on 03 April 2012 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)