October 26, 2011 by The ReadyWriter
The songstress and diva was spotted at a Detroit Lions game on her down time. The cast and crew filming the movie “Sparkle” in Detroit, MI., had the day off, so they all took in a football game.
Whiney is the film’s Executive Producer and said she has wanted to the remake the movie “Sparkle” for more than a decade, but shelved the project when Aaliyah, who was to star in the title role, died in a plane crash.
Whitney who will play Sparkle’s mother, is resentful of her talent and refuses to encourage her; Mike Epps plays Satin, a comedian who marries one of the sisters and drags her down into drug abuse. In the original movie, the oldest sister was hooked up with a known drug dealer, who turned her out on drugs so bad she died in the end.
This movie will be interesting, especially since I don’t like movie remakes because the originals are so epic. But like “all things Whitney” I’ll be front row and center to see and support this film.