‘Respect’ Movie: Jennifer Hudson Shines As Aretha Franklin In Biopic

Published: Wednesday 5th May 2021 by Sam

100 days remain until audiences can see Jennifer Hudson transform into the legendary Aretha Franklin in the big-screen biopic ‘Respect.’

The MGM production hits theaters on August 11 and promises to be unmissable. A sentiment critics who’ve seen early cuts echo.

Directed by Liesl Tommy, the film leaves no stone unturned in its re-telling of one of music’s most fascinating lives.

As well as Hudson (who was hand-picked by Franklin to play the role), Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, and Mary J. Blige also star.

Ahead of its release, peep new stills below…

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[Photo Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures / Quantrell D. Colbert]

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  1. I hate whyyt n blcc May 5, 2021

    Aretha picked Jennifer to play her before she died, Aretha said y’all not gonna get a no name to play me.

  2. Maz May 5, 2021

    Mary J. Blige? That’s my interest in the movie peaked already.

    • Whyyte n blaccc May 5, 2021

      Mary could have played Aretha herself but this is the decision that Aretha wanted was to get Jennifer but it would have been interesting to see Mary j Blige carry that role because people can pair her to Aretha even though she did Anita baker. Mary still said why y’all pick Jennifer over me though to do Aretha

    • Dc May 5, 2021

      Mary is an Oscar nominated actress so f*** your opinion

      • Maz May 5, 2021

        Big wow. F*** yours too.

  3. I Hate whyyt n blcc bitzzez May 5, 2021

    Mary Blige can still do Aretha. Just like with Whitney Houston’s new movie coming out this is clive davis version…

  4. Nippian May 5, 2021

    Paid promotional post didn’t even include the trailer.

    This movie has been sitting on shelves for 2 years.

    Cynthia Erivo bodied tf out of her Aretha portrayal and didn’t look a thing like her.

    • Dc May 6, 2021

      Stfu sitting on shelves we were in a damn pandemic year they want it to be presented in movies so f** Cynthia bootleg version this is Oscar material can’t wait to watch in movies

  5. GoGo CoShea May 8, 2021

    JHud has to bring it bc Cynthia brought it, I can’t wait to see it!

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