SalaciousRandomness (#8): Sparkle (The Movie)

Hi Beautiful People!

Well in two days, there will be a re-release of the movie Sparkle. The original was first released in 1976 tells of an all girl group "Sister & The Sisters" (loosely based on the Surpremes) struggles with success.

The original movie was very good, it was an emotional and heartbreaking story of sisters who realize that through all the nonsense and so called fame, family is whats most important. I love the original movie (I have it on DVD & watch it repeatedly), so I I pray that this re-make is a good one and that they stick with some of the original story.

We shall see though...

Original Movie (1976)
Directed by Sam O'Steen
Produced by Howard Rosenman
Written by Joel Schumacher
Howard Rosenman
Starring Philip M. Thomas
Irene Cara
Lonette McKee
Dwan Smith
Mary Alice
Dorian Harewood
Tony King
Music by Curtis Mayfield
Cinematography Bruce Surtees
Studio RSO
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) April 7, 1976
Running time 98 min.
Language English

Remake (2012)
Directed by Salim Akil
Produced by Debra Martin Chase
TD Jakes
Whitney Houston
Curtis Wallace
Salim Akil
Mara Brock Akil
Written by
Mara Brock Akil
Howard Rosenman
Screenplay by
Mara Brock Akil
Story by
Joel Schumacher and Howard Rosenman
Jordin Sparks
Whitney Houston
Derek Luke
Mike Epps
Carmen Ejogo
Tika Sumpter
Omari Hardwick
Tamela Mann
Brely Evans
Cee Lo Green as Black
Music by R. Kelly
Curtis Mayfield
Kier Lehman
André DeJuan
Cinematography Anastas N. Michos
Editing by Terilyn A. Shropshire
Studio Stage 6 Films
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date(s)
August 17, 2012
Running time 116 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $17 million