Here's another remake to add to your list: 'Sparkle,' a redo of the 1976 music drama about three sisters who begin singing in their church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s and go on to become a successful girl group. Whitney Houston is in negotiations to join 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks and Mike Epps in the production, which is being put together by Sony and will be released on the studio's Tri-Star Pictures label. Sparks will play the lead character and Houston will play her mother; the remake will take place in 1968 Detroit. This will be Houston's first starring film role in 15 years; she last had a lead in Penny Marshall's 1996 'The Preacher's Wife.' [Deadline]
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