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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] is in talks to star in a remake of a 1976 film called ‘Sparkle’. If she gets the part, will it mark the return of Whitney’s movie career?

According to MSN.com:

Whitney Houston is negotiating to return to the big screen in Sony’s remake of the 1976 film “Sparkle,” TheWrap has confirmed.

Jordin Sparks will make her feature-film debut in the movie. Mike Epps also stars.

Houston hasn’t been in a movie since she traveled to Portland, Maine, to make Penny Marshall’s 1996 film “The Preacher’s Wife,” opposite Denzel Washington.

“Sparkle” focuses on three sisters who form a musical group and then have to contend with the ups and downs of stardom. Think the[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Supremes[/lastfm].

Mara Brock Akil wrote the script and her husband, Salim Akil, who worked with Epps on Sony’s “Jumping the Broom,” is directing. Debra Martin Chase is producing the Sony project. Production is scheduled to begin next month.

Tri-Star Pictures is distributing in association with Stage 6 Films.

I don’t know if Whitney is really ready for the spot light to be back on her like it used to be.

Flashdance singer Irene Cara starred in the original film.

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