Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect,’ Starring Jennifer Hudson, Delayed By Seven Months

Published: Tuesday 27th Oct 2020 by Sam

‘Respect,’ MGM’s hotly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, has been delayed by a considerable frame.

Full story below…

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…

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  1. #WAP October 27, 2020

    Damn. I guess Jennifer shouldn’t have thrown that shade at Cynthia Erivo…

  2. Edelstahlbecken October 27, 2020

    Could you please write more often on this blog? Because I like it!

  3. Section8DaGreat October 27, 2020

    Girl hurry up and release the Effie White biopic 🙄

  4. Ropeburn October 27, 2020

    Can’t wait. This actually looks good.

  5. wehate…bbll n whyy..the party October 27, 2020

    they need to hurry up because Whitney Houston’s picture will be coming out they are cutting it close everybody’s going to be talking about Whitney

  6. Anne October 27, 2020

    They should just sell the movie to Netflix or Prime. There’s no telling when people will feel safe enough to pack into movie theaters.

  7. TORi October 27, 2020

    As if anyone actually cares. Alot of people are scared of the fact the Jennifer’s acting will be one dimensional and we’ll end up with a revised Effie White story. Selling it to a streaming service and call it a day.

    • C-mo October 28, 2020

      I actually really care. It’s going to me the film of the year! I have faith that she kills this!

  8. SuxMyCockiness October 28, 2020

    I know Aretha picked Jennifer, but I just don’t find her believable in the part. They don’t look or sound alike in my opinion. I’m still gonna watch cause I really do love Aretha, but I think they should have picked someone else like Jasmine Sullivan or Jill Scott.

  9. Danyboo October 28, 2020


  10. Rashad October 28, 2020

    Jennifer is a great singer but seems to be a very one dimensional actress. I hope this movie proves me wrong bc she has huge shoes to fill

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