Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in the latest biopic about the queen of soul. Watch the trailer for RESPECT...

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.

The film stars Jennifer Hudson in a powerhouse performance as Ms Franklin, alongside Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan, and Mary J. Blige.

RESPECT is directed by the renowned American theatre director Liesl Tommy, who also has a strong back catalogue of TV episodes in her directorial repertoire. The screenplay is written by Emmy nominated Tracey Scott Wilson from a story she co-created with Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise, Nashville, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood).

RESPECT is due out in December.

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