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FIRST PIC: Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, & Carmen Ejogo Ready Their "Sparkle" Characters

The Sparkle girls are ready for their close-ups!  The new Sparkle remake is already in rehearsals, and co-stars Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, and Jordin Sparks had their first meet-up recently.

 

Deets and pics inside...

Jordin Sparks' photo #Sparkle sisters!! @iamtikasumpter, Carmen and me! Yaaaaaay! :)

Both Jordin and Tika tweeted pics of the ladies from their rehearsal day in L.A. for the upcoming ‘Sparkle’ remake by Salim and Mara Brock Akil.

Carmen, who's been married to James Bond actor Jeffrey Wright for 11 years, will play the role of "Sister."  Tika is set to play "Delores."  And Jordin is the lead playing "Sparkle."

Whitney Houston will likely play the mother and Derek Luke will play the role of "Stixx."  Omari Hardwick will play "Levi" and Cee-Lo has been added as an opening act role.  And R. Kelly signed on for the soundtrack.

EDIT: Post updated with new info from EW.

 

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I'm so Not liking thE ppl

I'm so Not liking thE ppl they choose .
Anonymous's picture

I'm so Not liking thE ppl

I'm so Not liking thE ppl they choose .
Anonymous's picture

I love the classic movie

I love the classic movie sparkle!! I was told Aaliyah was chosen to cast the remake before her passing...
Anonymous's picture

I love the classic movie

I love the classic movie sparkle!! I was told Aaliyah was chosen to cast the remake before her passing...
Anonymous's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

I love the classic movie

I love the classic movie sparkle!! I was told Aaliyah was chosen to cast the remake before her passing...
Anonymous's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

I love the classic movie

I love the classic movie sparkle!! I was told Aaliyah was chosen to cast the remake before her passing...
Anonymous's picture

I love the classic movie

I love the classic movie sparkle!! I was told Aaliyah was chosen to cast the remake before her passing...
Anonymous's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

This is a disaster waiting to

This is a disaster waiting to happen!
Anonymous's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Wait a minute "Sister" was

Wait a minute "Sister" was fine,she was finer than all of them! Who is supposed to be sister?!!! Her character is in her late teens this chick looks thirty. Satin was urple and fine! Mike Epps? Ch...please. Do you know how fine Stixx is? Cee-lo as Stixx are you crazy no way?!!! I can see now this sh!t is going straight to DVD!
Anonymous's picture

ps...can you imagine how

ps...can you imagine how Phillip Michael Thomas must feel?! No hate...this just does not do PMT or the movie justice at all.
ClassyLady's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

Yeah..I totally agree. This

Yeah..I totally agree. This remake of Sparkle is gonna be a big disappointment. They should have had Paula Patton as Sistah. Cee-Lo as Stixx...that's a hoot!! LOL. At least have Trey Songz or someone else than CeeLo. Yeah ill get this version...on bootleg.
FineTuned 's picture

CEE LO as STIXX....WTF!

CEE LO as STIXX....WTF! Please don't ruin this classic! My parents had their first date going to see Sparkle so I guess it means more to me :)
keeping it real's picture

I'm praying the Cee-lo as

I'm praying the Cee-lo as Stixx is a typo.
Anonymous's picture

Cee-lo as Stixx is an

Cee-lo as Stixx is an abomination. For those of you YBFr's who may not have seen the classic Sparkle, I highly recommend you rent/download it. You won't be disappointed.
ClassyLady's picture

Woooooowwww, I'm not sure

Woooooowwww, I'm not sure about this. Sparkle was a hard up chick and there is nothing hard up about Jordin Sparks! I smell disaster!!!
Sumpar's picture

Oh, i take that back, Sister

Oh, i take that back, Sister was hard up..lol. Jordin might be a good Sparkle. They real wrong for Celo though!!!
Sumpar's picture

Cee-lo as Stixx? There is no

Cee-lo as Stixx? There is no way in America that should happen. That role is supposed to go to the most gorgeous man fit for the role. Young PMT was so beautiful!
Anonymous's picture

Saw the original again and I

Saw the original again and I can really see Jordan as Sparkle. Can't wait for this one!
Anonymous's picture

Jordin Sparks, and Jordin

Jordin Sparks, and Jordin Sparks?? Really
Anonymous's picture

Really? Cee-lo as Stixx? He

Really? Cee-lo as Stixx? He is definitely not a Phillip Michael Thomas type!
Anonymous's picture

No, it's Derek Luke who's

No, it's Derek Luke who's playing Stix. Cee Lo is playing an opening act for the girls, simply a performer.
Anonymous's picture

Agree!

Agree!
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