*It’s finally here – a trailer for the upcoming film “Sparkle,” featuring the final on screen appearance of Whitney Houston.
The singer, who died at age 48 in February, was looking forward to the film doubling as a comeback for her as both actress and singer. Now, the mantle will fall on her co-star, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, who plays the film’s title character.
The “Today” show aired the trailer this morning ahead of its Aug. 17 premiere. It shows how Sparkle and her sisters try to make a go of it as an all-girl singing group, following in their mother’s (Houston’s) musical footsteps.