Cee-Lo Tapped To Star In 'Sparkle' Remake; R. Kelly Producing Soundtrack

Atlanta rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green has been tapped to star alongside Whitney Houston in the remake of the movie "Sparkle."

The upcoming version of "Sparkle" is a remake of the 1976 film that followed the careers of three sisters in Harlem who become a successful girl group.

The original version of the film was set in the late 1950s, while the updated version takes place in 1968, in Detroit.

According to Variety, the movie also stars a number of other famous actors.

In addition to Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick, comedian Mike Epps has a role in the film, while R. Kelly has signed on to write an original music for the film.

In related news, Cee-Lo Green has been tapped to voice the role of "Murray the Mummy" mommy in the upcoming animated movie titled “Hotel Transylvania.”