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Sparkle didn't exactly shine at the box office, but that's not going to stop former Motown executive and super producer Suzanne de Passe from trying to resurrect another classic: Mahogany.
The Sister, Sister producer and her company, De Passe-Jones Entertainment, is working on rebooting the Berry Gordy-directed film, which starred Diana Ross as a Chicago woman who pulls herself out of the slums and pursues a career in fashion. The project was announced nearly a year ago, IndieWire.com's Shadow and Act blog reveals.
But de Passe and her partner, Phillip Madison Jones, who are currently producing an adaptation of Star Jones' novel Satan's Sisters and a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic with Steven Spielberg, may have an uphill battle before getting Mahogany to production. It took Whitney Houston and producer Debra Martin Chase nearly 15 years to get Sparkle greenlighted.
In the video below, Chase discusses the long road to bringing Sparkle to the big screen, and why she thinks Mahogany should be next.
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