Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.
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- Whitney Houston’s ‘nurturing’ presence (contactmusic.com)
- Producer Debra Martin Chase Talks SPARKLE, Initially Casting Aaliyah, Remembering Whitney Houston, the DIRTY DANCING Remake and More (collider.com)
- Jordin Sparks On Being Nervous During Audition For ‘Sparkle’ (923now.cbslocal.com)