The first bit of news to follow March’s announcement that Sony Pictures is teaming up with the creative team behind the hit BET series The Game and Jumping The Broom (Mara Brock Akil and husband Salim Akil) for a remake of the 1976 film musical, Sparkle

No casting announced yet, however, and that’s not what today’s news is about.

Recall Curtis Mayfield served as the composer of the original film’s score; today, Showbiz411 is reporting that many of the original songs from the soundtrack of the 1976 movie will be included in the remake.

The original Sparkle soundtrack was essentially an Aretha Franklin album, produced by Curtis Mayfield, and Showbiz411 also says that the new producers of the remake want Aretha involved again; in what capacity? I dunno… given that they want to use the original music, maybe she’ll be singing on the soundtrack again? Although I figured they’d cast actresses who could also sing, instead of lip-synch.

Stay tuned…