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  • Sparkle
  • added a synopsis Mar. 23, 2011
  • A remake of the 1976 movie that centered on the three Williams sisters, who begin singing in their church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s and become a successful girl group. Their sudden rise unravels their personal lives.
  • Sony Pictures and the creative team behind the hit BET series The Game are remaking Sparkle, the 1976 music-themed movie. Mara Brock Akil, who created and executive produced Game and UPN’s Girlfriends, will write the script while husband Salim Akil, who has helmed every episode of Game and many episodes of Girlfriends, will direct. The duo will produce the feature via their Akil Production Co. banner.

    Source: The Hollywood Reporter BET's 'The Game' Showrunners to Remake 1976 Movie 'Sparkle' for Sony Pictures