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…