*The remake of “Sparkle,” the 1976 classic, has not gone by the wayside for those of you looking forward to it … or NOT looking forward to it.
Anyway, during a chat with Indie Wire at the American Black Film Festival/ABFF, Paula Patton revealed that a part in the upcoming film has been offered to her.
“Maybe,” Patton coyly answered when asked if she would be starring in the reboot. “It would be very hard to say ‘No’ to Salim, but I just can’t say ‘Yes’ because it’s not all official yet.”
While the actress didn’t say which role she’d be playing in the film, there is a chance she could play Sparkle.
The film will be directed by Mara Brock-Akil and her husband Salim Akil. If Patton does in fact take a part, this will be the second time she will work with the Akils. She recently starred in T.D. Jakes’ “Jumping the Broom” which Akil directed.
She also noted that working with the couple has inspired her to take her career to another level.
“If we continue to make quality good movies that people want to see, then the white folks and everybody else, they’ll show up,” Paula added. “But, we have to keep making movies for the community and making them great. As great as they possibly can be.”