The star finished shooting the film shortly before her tragic death in February this year.
A clip of the late star was previewed at the CinemaCon convention, showing Houston dancing around the living room and flashing her signature pearly white smile.
In the film Houston plays a single mother of three girls. Her daughters form a girl group, which is destined for success before drug and alcohol addiction take hold.
The theme of the film echoes the unfortunate fate of Houston herself whose career was peppered with similar controversy.
Sparkle will hit British cinemas on 5 October 2012.