Photo Flash: Jordin Sparks & More at SPARKLE Film Screening in NYC

The stars came out last night to attend the screening of SPARKLE at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City. In addition to the film's cast members Jordin SparksTika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo and Derek Luke, attendees included Academy Award nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, Memphis' Montego Glover and SMASH's Jaime Cepero. Check out photos from the event below!
SPARKLE will be released in theaters this Friday, August 17th by Sony Pictures. The film stars Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Cee-Lo Green, and the late Whitney Houston. The film is directed by Salim Akil and written by Mara Brock Akil.

SPARKLE tells the story of the title character; Sparkle, (Jordin Sparks) the youngest of three sisters and a music prodigy who struggles to becomes a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. Sparkle is from an affluent Detroit area, naive to the unexpected experiences her new life will bring as she and her two sisters blossom into a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era. Whitney Houston will play the trio's mother (Emma).

Mike Epps plays a wealthy comedian named Satin, who woos Sparkle's sister into a drug-filled abusive relationship on their way to the top. During her journey, Sparkle endures the trials and tribulations of fame but fights to rise through the ranks of the music business. The film is set in the late 1960s when Detroit was the music mecca of America.

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