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Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT (#RespectMovie)

Today, What On What’s Good checks out the trailer to MGM Studios: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. RESPECT (#RespectMovie). The cast includes Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan, and Mary J. Blige.

Director Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed) makes her feature film debut with Respect. The screenplay is by Tracey Scott Wilson (The Americans) with story by both Callie Khouri (Oscar ® winner for Thelma & Louise) and Tracey Scott Wilson. Producers include Scott Bernstein, p.g.a., Harvey Mason Jr., Jonathan Glickman with executive producers Stacy Sher, Jennifer Hudson, Sue Baden-Powell, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth.

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SYNOPSIS

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.

STARRING

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin
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
Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington

WHAT ON WHAT’S GOOD INITIAL THOUGHTS OF RESPECT (#RespectMovie)

Big fan of music biopics. Looking forward to seeing Respect (#RespectMovie)

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