Jennifer Hudson Shows Aretha Franklin Some RESPECT in Upcoming Biopic
It is no surprise to hear that Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson, will portray the international powerhouse that is Aretha Franklin. Now audiences can plan to see this highly-anticipated biopic, RESPECT, in theatres October 9, 2020.
The film is directed by Liesl Tommy, written by Tracey Scott Wilson, with producers Scott Bernstein and Harvey Mason Jr. The all-star cast includes notable favorites Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, and Mary J. Blige.
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.