Sony Pictures and the creative team of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are officially on board to remake the 1976 classic “Sparkle.” Mara Brock Akil, who created “Girlfriends” and “The Game,” will write the script, while her husband Salim will direct it. Debra Martin Chase, who spent years developing a remake that was suppose to star Aaliyah, will be the film’s producer.
The original film, like Dreamgirls, was inspired loosely by the story of The Supremes. It centers on three Harlem sisters who rise to fame and then slowly watch as things start to fall apart. Originally starring Irene Cara and Phillip Michael Thomas, the movie is a cult classic and one I have written about several times on this blog.