Movie executives in charge of Whitney Houston’s final movie, Sparkle, are said to be in a rush to release the movie as a tribute to the late star.
Whitney produced, starred in and sung on the soundtrack for the movie, and it was supposed to get a limited release later on in the year. Now, they are looking into a quicker release for the film, to pay homage to the singer, who passed away on February 11th.
A movie insider said, “Sparkle was Whitney’s life work in some ways. She loved the original version as a child and had been working on a remake for years.”
The movie began filming in 2001, but was stopped due to the death of its original star, Aaliyah. Aaliyah was cast as the wanna-be singer in the movie, with Whitney portraying her mother.
The insider added, “Whitney wanted the movie to be a tribute to Aaliyah but now of course it is a fitting tribute to both of them.”
RIP Whitney Houston. Such a tragedy.
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