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Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle' Coming to Broadway and Bookshelves?

Jun 14, 2012 | 10:08am EDT

SparkleOver two months before the release of Sparkle, the movie musical starring the late Whitney Houston, interest has been deemed sufficient enough to adapt the story into a book and possibly a play, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sparkle, due in theaters Aug. 17, is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name and inspired by the true story of Motown group the Supremes. Houston plays the mother of a young singer (Jordin Sparks) in the film.

Howard Rosenman, writer/producer of the original Sparkle, reveals that a book deal was struck with Simon & Schuster a month and a half ago. The official novelization of the movie coming very soon — as in Aug. 7.

Additionally — and more excitingly — Rosenman is collaborating with director Joel Schumacher (who wrote the original) and singer R. Kelly (who handled the music on the remake) to add a whopping five more songs to the preexisting numbers from both film versions, with the ultimate goal being a Broadway interpretation of Sparkle. Stay tuned!

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