The primary trailer for an upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, has simply been launched – you may watch beneath.
Jennifer Hudson stars because the Queen of Soul within the new movie, due for launch subsequent January, directed by Liesl Tommy and written by Tracey Scott Wilson.
The official synopsis outlines how Respect follows “the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international stardom.”
Alongside Hudson, the movie will star Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron, Titus Burgess and Tate Donovan.
Watch the complete trailer for Respect right here:
Jennifer Hudson most lately starred in Tom Hooper’s live-action remake of Cats as Grizabella – the cat tasked with singing the movie’s iconic ballad ‘Memory’.
Final yr additionally noticed the discharge of Wonderful Grace, a live performance movie stuffed with resurfaced footage through which Aretha Franklin carried out the title album throughout two nights on the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, in 1972.
The footage was relegated to the archives for nearly 50 years, as technical points prevented the complete movie from seeing the sunshine of day till producer Alan Elliot restored what had been shot within the early 2000s.
In a five-star overview of the movie, NME mentioned: “More than a concert film, Amazing Grace is the ultimate testament to Aretha’s eternal talent.”
Respect is due for launch in UK cinemas on January 22, 2021.