Jordin Sparks is set to star as the title character in a remake of the 1976 film "Sparkle" that will be executive-produced by Whitney Houston, who is also in talks to star as Sparks' mother. Mike Epps has also signed onto the movie, which is being directed & written by Salim & Mara Brock Akil (respectively), the couple behind The Game. T.D. Jakes will also serve as a producer on the film, which is loosely based on The Supremes. Some will recall that about a decade back, a certain Aaliyah was set to star in a remake of the very same movie--with even Houston attached to produce--so this news should come with its fair share of controversy. That said & no disrespect to Aaliyah of course, but I think this is a huge opportunity for Jordin to... shine & will especially be if Whitney decides to star in it as well!