Before Whitney Houston died on February 11, she was planning her return to the big screen in a remake of the 1976 film "Sparkle."


Houston was playing the role of the main character's single mom. The film is about the journey of music prodigy Sparkles as she overcomes adversity to rise to stardom. Houston starred alongside Jordin Sparks and Cee Lo Green.


The new trailer shows Houston in character as a proud, yet watchful mom, as Sparkles and her sisters try to make a name for themselves as Motown-style singing group.


It aired this morning on "Today" and was posted on Producers who worked on the film have said Houston was completely professional on set.