An exclusive trailer for the movie Sparkle was released this morning.  It features Whitney Houston's final film performance. Sparkle marked Whitney's return to the big screen after being away for 16 years (Preacher's Wife 1996).

Sparkle stars Jordin Sparks as Sparkle Williams, one of three sisters from Detroit struggling with fame as a singing group in the Sixties. Houston plays the women's mother, who had her own unpleasant experience with the music industry, and she is seen in the trailer warning her kids of its dangers. Ironic huh? Cee Lo Green, Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter and Amari Hardwick also co-star in this soon to be released movie.

Whitney was definitely was on the "come back trail". We will be left to wonder "what if".