Will "Sparkle," Whitney Houston's Final Film, Sparkle on Broadway?

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Howard Rosenman, executive producer of the upcoming feature film "Sparkle," which stars In the Heights' Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston, has plans to adapt the 2012 film into a Broadway musical, according to Forbes.

Rosenman, who also produced the original "Sparkle" in 1976, told Forbes, "I can tell you this [remake] is so much better. And, people will be blown away by Whitney. She sings gospel, and she’s phenomenal."

The film, which is scheduled to hit theatres Aug. 17, is inspired by the doo-wop girl group The Supremes. The original "Sparkle" centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form their group in the late 1950s. The remake takes place in Detroit, MI, in the 1960s during the Motown era.

R&B artist R. Kelly penned original songs for the 2012 film, which is directed by Salim Akil, choreographed by Fatima Robinson ("Dreamgirls") and features a screenplay by Mara Brock Akil.

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