“Sparkle,” a feature film about a musical sister act that’s set in Detroit at the peak of the Motown era, has been approved for $3.1 million in Michigan film incentives.

The movie is a remake of the 1976 movie starring Irene Cara, Lonette McKee and Philip Michael Thomas that is set in Harlem and said to be inspired by the story of the Supremes.

This version will be directed by Salim Akil, who helmed 2011’s “Jumping the Broom,” and produced by Debra Martin Chase, TD Jakes, and Akil and his wife, Mara, who were creative partners on the BET series “The Game.”
The story will follow a group of sisters as they take their careers from small jazz clubs to the Fox Theatre.
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SOURCE: Detroit Free Press
Julie Hinds