London, April 26: Whitney Houston is set to make a posthumous return to the big screen in a remake of the 1976 film ‘Sparkle.’
Houston served as executive producer of the film, which had already finished filming in Detroit when she died in Beverly Hills on Feb 11 at age 48.
A brief preview shared with theatre owners on Wednesday night at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas featured Houston’s trademark dazzling smile as she danced in a living room in celebration, the Telegraph reported.
The remake of the 1976 film stars Houston as the mother of three girls who form a singing group and struggle with fame and drug addiction.
The film, scheduled for release in August, was seen as a comeback move for the superstar, whose career suffered in recent years as she battled with drug and alcohol abuse.
Houston laboured for 12 years to get “Sparkle” on the big screen. The film marked her first return to cinema since 1996′s “The Preacher’s Wife.” Her Hollywood debut came 20 years ago in the blockbuster movie “The Bodyguard.” (ANI)