Release date of Whitney Houston’s movie may be pushed up

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2012, 16:53 PM IST

Washington: Whitney Houston’s comeback movie, ‘Sparkle’ may be released earlier than its planned released date in August.

Houston passed away on Saturday, after she was found unconscious and unresponsive at in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton.

In the wake of the star’s death, studio bosses are reportedly considering moving up its release.

“Dates are being discussed, and it``s still early, but the reasoning is that Whitney``s fans will want to see her in this movie, in which she gives a remarkable performance,” RadarOnline quoted a source as saying.

“This absolutely isn``t being done to make money. The IMDB website for the ‘Sparkle’ movie has received record traffic in the hours since Whitney died,” the source added.

The movie may be released as early as May this year.

“The movie is in post-production right now, and it could be released as soon as Memorial Day. The studio bosses want the public to remember Whitney as a brilliant performer and stunning actress.

“The execs are going to be sensitive to her death and will communicate with her family at an appropriate time,” the source said.

In the movie, Houston plays the mother of three daughters, who try to break into show business as a musical group. It is a remake the 1976 version, which is loosely based on the story of ‘The Supremes’.

The pop star was also one of the executive producers of the movie and has to her credit two songs in its soundtrack.

ANI