The teaser trailer for the Aretha Franklin biopic, “Respect,” starring Jennifer Hudson, was just released and the minute-long trailer begins with Hudson singing a verse from the title song nearly a cappella.
Hudson’s costars in the drama include Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Mary J. Blige, Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, Tituss Burgess and Marc Maron. The biopic, directed by Liesl Tommy, will cover Franklin’s rise to fame, from being merely the star of her father’s church choir and going through personal adversities to becoming one of the biggest music luminaries of the 1960s, without going into her entire subsequent life.
The film hits theaters Oct. 9, 2020, with an official soundtrack to be released as well. Take a look at the teaser trailer at the link here.
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