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Hollywood’s Undercover Hitmakers: Salim and Mara Brock Akil

They're black, Muslim and gorgeous in an industry not known for its diverse embrace. Yet the husband and wife have made one Hollywood winner after another, and now have Whitney Houston's final film, "Sparkle," as their biggest bet yet.

Whitney Houston’s Final Performance Teased in ‘Sparkle’ Trailer (Video)

Cee-Lo Green’s rendition of "I’m a Man” serves as a backdrop for a quick look at the late singer's role in the film.

Teen Choice Awards 2012: ‘Sparkle’ Star Jordin Sparks Talks ‘Incredible’ Whitney Houston (Video)

The "American Idol" alum tells THR that the process of promoting her first feature film has been "bittersweet," but insists that her idol is "up there watching."

‘Sparkle’ Official Track Listing Features Whitney Houston’s Last Recordings, 7 Songs by Jordin Sparks

The movie's soundtrack, due out July 31, includes the singles "Celebrate," a duet produced by R. Kelly, and gospel hymn "His Eye is on the Sparrow," sung by the late R&B star.

Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks’ Music Video for ‘Celebrate’ Debuts (Video)

The song, recorded before the iconic singer's death, is on the soundtrack for the upcoming film, "Sparkle."

‘Sparkle’ Soundtrack Featuring Whitney Houston’s Final Recording Set for July Release (Audio)

The 13-track album also includes songs from the film's stars Jordin Sparks and Cee Lo Green.

Whitney Houston’s ‘Sparkle’ Film Headed to Book Form, Eyeing Broadway

Producer Howard Rosenman, who tells THR that five new songs are in the works and reveals Houston's personal connection to the original 1976 musical.

Whitney Houston’s Duet With Jordin Sparks, ‘Celebrate!,’ Marks Late Singer’s Final Recording (Audio)

The legendary singer laid down the song with the "American Idol" star as part of the soundtrack to their film "Sparkle."

CinemaCon 2012: Whitney Houston’s ‘Sparkle’ Footage Screened By Sony

The studio revealed clips of Jordin Sparks, Cee Lo Green and the late singer during its Thursday presentation.

Whitney Houston’s ‘Sparkle’ Trailer Debuts (Video)

UPDATED: The late superstar was staging another career comeback in the Sony Pictures movie musical.

Inside Whitney Houston’s Last Recording Session, Days Before Her Death

Producer Harvey Mason Jr. tells The Hollywood Reporter that the superstar singer was "upbeat" and "excited" about her future when they last worked together on February 7.

Whitney Houston’s Performance in ‘Sparkle’ ‘Would Have Been a Big, Big Comeback,’ Says Executive Producer

In the film, which Sony will release Aug. 17, the performer takes center stage for a big gospel number.