Jennifer Hudson steps into the iconic shoes of Aretha Franklin in MGM‘s hotly anticipated biopic ‘Respect.’
Named after the legend’s classic of the same name, the film will chronicle the life of the trailblazer.
With Hudson being handpicked by Franklin herself, the film promises a candid look at one of music’s most revered talents.
Set for a limited theaters on December 25, ‘Respect’ will land in cinemas everywhere officially on January 15th (Martin Luther King weekend).
Before then, Entertainment Weekly have unveiled a number of stills from the Liesl Tommy directed film – which is already receiving Oscar buzz.
Head below to see Hudson in action alongside Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington, and more.
Check out the teaser trailer: