First Look: Stills from 'Sparkle'

First Look: Stills from 'Sparkle'
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 08, 2012

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The Williams sisters (Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo and Jordin Sparks) form a singing group and soon become an overnight sensation in Detroit clubs.

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Tika Sumpter reprises the role of Delores Williams, originally played by actress Dwan Smith in the original Sparkle</> (1976).

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Carmen Ejogo reprises the role of Sister, originally played by actress Lonette McKee in the original Sparkle</> (1976).

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Jordin Sparks reprises the role of Sparkle, originally played by singer Irene Cara in the original Sparkle</> (1976).

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Whitney Houston in her last role as Emma, a stern mother who doesn’t want her daughters getting into the music business.

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It’s love at first sight for Satin (Mike Epps) and Sister (Carmen Ejogo). But their union soon proves volatile.

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Sarah Waters (Gospel star, Tamela Mann) gives Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) a little advice about pursuing her dreams.

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The Williams sisters (Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo and Jordin Sparks) during their first nightclub performance.

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The Williams sisters (Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo and Jordin Sparks) form a singing group and soon become a overnight sensation in Detroit clubs.

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Jordin Sparks is pictured with Sparkle executive producer, Bishop T.D. Jakes.