'Respect' trailer shows Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin biopic

Jennifer Hudson Respect poster

Jennifer Hudson Respect poster

Watch the trailer above and check out the new poster below. In the 90 second clip, Jennifer covers Aretha's signature 1967 hit "Respect", and absolutely slayed.

Jennifer Hudson plays the music legend. The trailer delves into Franklin's embracing of her confidence and her voice as a leading activist for civil rights.

In addition to Jennifer, the highly anticipated film also stars Forest Whitaker as Aretha's father, Marlon Wayans as Aretha's first husband Ted White, Mary J. Blige as singer Dinah Washington, and Gilbert Glenn Brown as Martin Luther King Jr.

The Queen of Soul was a part of the film's production up until her death in 2018.

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"Respect" was originally scheduled for release on August 14 before being pushed to October 9 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Respect will be released in theaters in December, set for a limited release in the USA on Christmas Day, before a full wide release on January 15.

Directed by Liesl Tommy, Respect follows Franklin (played by Hudson)'s life from her childhood days to her global fame.

Actress Cynthia Erivo is also set to star in her own on-screen role as the Queen of Soul in "Genius: Aretha", however the National Geographic biopic was also pushed back due to COVID-19. It will expand to a full wide release on January 15, 2021.

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