*Derek Luke has been announced as the male lead in Sony TriStar’s remake of the 1976 film “Sparkle,” reports Deadline.com.
Luke plays Stix Warren, a songwriter and aspiring manager who becomes the love interest to Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), in a role that was originated by Philip Michael Thomas.
As previously reported, the film also stars Whitney Houston, Mike Epps and Cee Lo Green and is being produced by Debra Martin Chase.
Luke, who got his breakout turn at Sony in “Antwone Fisher,” just played Keira Knightley’s love interest in “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World,” the Lorene Scafaria-directed film that stars Steve Carell.
He was most recently seen in “Captain America: First Avenger.”