Whitney Houston’s Final Film, Sparkle, Set for August Release

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Whitney Houston’s final movie, Sparkle, originally positioned as a huge comeback role for the singer-actress before her shocking death on Saturday, is scheduled to be released as planned in August.

The film will include the final songs ever recorded by Houston, reports Billboard.

“Like all those who knew and loved her, we are shocked and saddened and the world has lost an incomparable talent,” read a statement from Sony Pictures, the studio behind the project.

A remake of a 1976 movie, Sparkle stars Jordin Sparks as one three singing sisters who try to achieve stardom despite travails such as drug addiction.

Houston plays the girls’ mother.

Howard Rosenman, one of the producers, said on Saturday that he had just watched a rough cut of the movie, and that Houston “was unbelievably fantastic in it.”

She previously starred in The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher’s Wife.

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