See the first footage of Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin!

Seeing and hearing Jennifer Hudson for the first time as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT gave uschills!

The film follows the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. Directed by Liesl Tommy, written by Tracey Scott Wilson, producers Scott Bernstein, Harvey Mason Jr. and executive produced by Stacy Sher, Sue Baden-Powell, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

The all star cast includes: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, and Mary J. Blige.  See below:

RESPECT in theaters October 9, 2020.

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