While speaking earlier today at the American Black Film Festival, actress Paula Patton revealed to the crowd that she has been offered a role in the Brock and Salim Akil (The Game, Girlfriends) remake of the classic 1976 film “Sparkle.”
Paula did not confirm which role she might play in the film or even if she had signed on. What she did confirm however is that producers specifically had her in mind from the beginning.
So which role might Paula play? I put my money on the part of Sista. Despite the film being named after the lead character Sparkle, it is the role of Sista that is the most memorable and clearly the most pivotal to cast.
Personally Paula never crossed my mind. I assumed they would look to cast people who were relatively young and able to pass as school age kids. Clearly the Akil’s are not going to remake “Sparkle” to the letter or else a near 40 year old Patton would not have been chosen.
Despite her age however, I like the casting of Patton and look forward to seeing who is offered the part of Stix and Sparkle.
I have $5 that says Terrence Howard will play Stix.