Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklyn in Respect

Respect (2021) film information

MGM film Respect follows 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 as Aretha Franklyn.

Other cast members include 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.

(ctr) Marlon Wayans stars as Ted White and Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film
Marlon Wayans stars as Ted White and Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Notes

Director Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed) makes her feature film debut.  The screenplay is by Tracey Scott Wilson (The Americans).  The story is 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.  Executive producers include Stacy Sher, Jennifer Hudson, Sue Baden-Powell, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth.

RC Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington in RESPECT A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Release date

The film is set to be released on August 13, 2021.

It was originally scheduled to be released on January 15, 2021, and before that begin a limited release on December 25, 2020.

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