See Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin In The Trailer For ‘Respect’

I love a good movie trailer – especially one that makes you forget that you are watching a trailer and you think that you are watching videos from someones life.

Not going to lie, I had to do a double take on this one. Jennifer Hudson gives such a convincing performance as Aretha Franklin that I did forget for a second that I was watching a trailer.

Respect looks fantastic.


“Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.”

Also starring alongside Hudson in the movie by Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Audra McDonald as Barbara Franklin, Tituss Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland, Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler, Kimberly Scott as Mama Franklin, Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin, Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin, Heather Headley as Clara Ward, Skye Dakota Turner as Young Aretha Franklin, Tate Donovan as John Hammond, and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington.

Respect was originally supposed to be released in theaters on October 9, but we will be waiting a little while longer for the film. Due to the pandemic Respect will now have a limited release on Christmas day, before its nationwide release on January 15.


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