Jennifer Hudson is heading back to the big screen and this time as the legendary Aretha Franklin in the hotly anticipated biopic ‘Respect.’
Handpicked for the role by the Queen of Soul herself, Hudson is already attracting awards buzz for her portrayal of one of the most resonating talents of all time.
Spearheaded by MGM, the Liesl Tommy movie arrives in US theaters on August 11.
When it does, it promises to deliver a raw and unvarnished take on the life of Franklin, who died three years ago.
After the unleashing on an initial look at the film, an extended trailer has been unwrapped and it’s epic.
Watch J.Hud in action alongside co-stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Mary J. Blige, and more below…
Check out new stills from the film: