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Whitney Houston In Negotiations To Star In "Sparkle", Houston Makes Reentry To Film

09/13/2011 09:55 am ET | Updated Nov 13, 2011

Whitney Houston's 1992's hit, "The Bodyguard" fades out with one of the most memorable ballads in movies, "I Will Always Love You."

Though it's been a sort of roller coaster for the R&B icon, those who stayed true are in luck: Houston will be making a reentry into film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is now in negotiations to star alongside Jordin Sparks and Mike Epps in "Sparkle," the remake of the 70s music-themed drama.

Originally, "Sparkle" was based on the story of The Supremes, which narrates three sisters' rise to the top from their humble beginnings at a Harlem church choir.

"American Idol" winner, Sparks, will play the lead in the film, with Houston playing her somewhat discouraging mother. This is the first movie the Houston has starred in since 1996, in "The Preacher's Wife."

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