I don't think I was aware of this...
not that it makes any difference now, since she died 10 years ago; but... Whitney Houston reveals in an interview with Access Hollywood that will air later this week, that she's been wanting to do a remake of Sparkle for at least 10 years now, and, right before she died, Aaliyah was going to be Sparkle in that movie.
"When we brought it to her, she was so enthusiastic about it and she wanted it, to do it so badly. She was our Sparkle. Unfortunately ... it just didn't go that way. I put it down. I said, 'My Sparkle has gone to a better place.' Then we just left it alone," Whitney says.
Fast-forward to 10 years later, and Whitney is back on the project, with Jordin Sparks in the starring role this time, and Houston as mother.
Watch the preview of the interview below: