Trailer: Jennifer Hudson Is Aretha In “Respect”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

MGM has released the official trailer for their Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

The long-awaited film follows the Queen of Soul’s life from singing in her father’s church, to becoming one of the most legendary musicians of all time.

Liesl Tommy directs the film which also stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron, Tate Donovan, Tituss Burgess and Sky Dakota Turner.

Franklin died of pancreatic cancer

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