jennifer hudson and cast of Respect

Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in ‘RESPECT’!!!

Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in a brand new movie to drop in 2020. As personally selected from the Queen of Soul herself, Hudson will play the role of a lifetime.

Jennifer Hudson Soulful Rendition of RESPECT Teases Aretha Franklin Biopic

Deciding to tease us with a snippet of the singer/actress belting out Aretha’s hit single, Respect, MGM unloads a treat for us all. Grammy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson demands respect as Aretha Franklin in story that will explore her life.

From her childhood, singing in her fathers church choir, to her rise and reign as the Queen of Soul in the ’60’s. Additionally, the film will take us through some of her tumultuous relationships throughout her life.

Along with Jennifer, expect to see some big talent attached to this project. Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, Audra McDonald, Heather Headley and Marlon Wayans, just to name a few.

Check out this 44 second teaser of the movie showing Hudson as the superstar, singing Franklin’s iconic song, Respect.

As reported here on, the legendary Aretha Franklin was involved with this huge project herself. She even personally selected Hudson to play her role, before her death 15 months ago. Check out the story here.

Directed by Liesl Tommy, the ‘Respect’ biopic is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2020.

RIP Queen, No doubt Jennifer Hudson will do you proud!

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