This first poster has emerged online for Columbia Pictures’ ‘Sparkle.’ Inspired by the legendary female singing group The Supremes, the film stars Jordin Sparks, the late, great Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and Cee-Lo Green. The story follows three sisters (Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo) who start out singing at their local church, and go on to find great success – and troubles – as a Motown girl group. Salim Akil (Jumping the Broom) is directing and R. Kelly wrote new original songs for the film. ‘Sparkle’ is released in cinemas August 17th in the US and October 5th in the UK.

Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.