Sparkle poster*If you haven’t heard, the new production of the 1976 film classic “Sparkle,” is in the can.

But just in case you thought it was going to be a reminiscent version of the original, think again.

Producer Bishop T.D. Jakes told Sister 2 Sister that the film is not going to be as ‘gritty’ as the first.

“If you remember the original Sparkle, there was a lot of drugs and domestic violence and all of that kind of stuff,” T.D. told S2S. “There’s still some, but it’s not nearly as much. Yet I think its a riveting depiction of a movie that we all loved and adored.”

But he informs, the film isn’t going to shy away from the harsh realities Sparkle brought to front. It’s just going to be a bit more family friendly.

Like his previous productions and most recent success, “Jumping the Broom,” Jakes wants to do his best at raising the issues without all the profanity and violence. He wants the message to be clear, yet be portrayed in a more wholesome way.

“I think it’s going to be great,” he said. “I’m really excited about it. I think people are going to love it.”

And of course the film is expected to be a blowout, sold out box office hit with Whitney Houston, returning to film for the first time in years, along with much loved Jordin Sparks.

According to Sony, the film will hit theaters Aug. 17.

“Sparkle” is based on a family of three sisters who transform the music world with their show stopping talent and success.