Tamela Mann joins the all-star lineup of Sparkle, which is a remake of the 1976 film.
Sparkle tells the story of a young musical prodigy from a Harlem gospel choir, who is pushed into the limelight and struggles to become a star. The title character, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) is the youngest of three sisters in the 1950′s girl group who faces issues that are tearing apart their family in her road to stardom.
“I’m honored and excited to work with an incredible group of people,” said Mann. “It’s a touching story, and I’m happy to be a part of this film.”
Tamela Mann joins the stellar cast, which includes talents such as Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carman Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Cee-Lo Green and Sparks. Sparkle is directed by Salim Akil (Jumping the Broom), and the screenplay is written by Mara Brock Akil (The Game, Girlfriends). Original music for the film is provided by R. Kelly.