‘Respect,’ MGM’s hotly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, has been delayed by a considerable frame.
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Originally set to hit theaters on January 15 2021, it’s been decided to move the film’s arrival to August 11 2021.
As for the reason for the move, sources cite the global health crisis.
The new date will see the movie land a week short of the three year anniversary of Franklin’s death.
As reported, the Queen of Soul handpicked Hudson to play her and, over ten years ago, told the star she’d win an Oscar for her performance.
While time will tell if that comes to fruition, what is for sure is that today’s news will disappoint many eager to see the Liesl Tommy directed production.
Still, ‘Respect’ – which also stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, and Mary J. Blige – remains eagerly awaited.
Check out its titillating trailer to see why…