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Maybe Paula Patton Won't Be Playing "Sister" In Sparkle Remake After All (Casting Call)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 15, 2011 at 2:23AM

Remember her revelation at an ABFF talk last month, when she acknowledged that she'd been offered a role in the Sparkle remake that's in the works, with Salim and Mara Brock Akil (the team behind Jumping the Broom) shepherding the project.
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Remember her revelation at an ABFF talk last month, when she acknowledged that she'd been offered a role in the Sparkle remake that's in the works, with Salim and Mara Brock Akil (the team behind Jumping the Broom) shepherding the project.

Patton didn't confirm which role, but was clear that an offer had been made and that she was considering it. She did say that the Akils wanted her very specifically from the beginning.

When we posted this news last month, some of you guessed that the role she'd been offered was very likely that of "Sister,' which Lonette McKee played in the original film. That's what I figured as well - it made the most sense, especially as we've learned, this Sparkle will not be a modern-day re-imagining of the original version, but will pretty much mimic the time and place of the original.

I started this post saying that maybe she's decided not to take the role after all, because I just found out that a casting call has been sent out for that specific part in the film. Now, obviously, that doesn't mean Patton is out of the project; though, from the info we have thus far, it looks like that's the case. Unless this is all a ruse to make us think they are considering other actresses for the part - unknown actresses especially - even though everything's already been sewn up. Seriously, would they cast an *unknown* actress for any of the lead roles in this? Possibly, but I doubt it.

We'll see...

But while we're on the subject, I thought you'd like to know what the producers of the film are looking for in actresses interested in auditioning for "Sister." Here's how she's broken down:

- 28, light-skinned African American with naturally wavy hair, beautiful, sexy, and sassy, with a body like a brick house and a powerful, seductive stage presence; It'd be great if the actress can sing, but it's not a requirement.

Hah! I'm laughing specifically at the last line... "It'd be great if the actress can sing, but it's not a requirement.

So, either she'll be lip-syncing, or they'll work like hell to make her passable as a singer. Though, they don't have much time because shooting is supposed to begin in October.

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