Dedicated to the artist called “Queen of Soul”, the biographical film “Respect” will hit American cinemas this Christmas. Jennifer Hudson will perform in the role of Aretha Franklin. During the BET Awards (awards granted since 2001 by the American television BET – Black Entertainment Television) the trailer of the upcoming film was presented.
Originally, “Respect” was supposed to appear in cinemas in August this year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the release date. On Christmas, the film directed by Liesl Tommy will go to a limited number of cinemas in the USA. The regular cinema distribution will be from January 15.
The movie title “Respect” was borrowed from the iconic hit by Aretha Franklin. The trailer of Liesl Tommy begins with him. The production will tell about the career of a black singer who began her adventure with music by performing in the choir of the church, whose pastor was her father. She died in 2018. Franklin was widely recognized as one of the most legendary vocalists of all time. The artist took part in the production of the film.
Next to Jennifer Hudson, who started her career by participating in the American edition of “Idol” to crown her with an Oscar for her role in the musical “Dreamgirls”, in the film “Respect” we will also see Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige, Marc Maron, Tate Donovan, Tituss Burgess and Sky debut Dakota Turner.
“Respect” is one of two productions dedicated to Aretha Franklin. National Geographic has also prepared a biographical series about “Queen of Souls”. Cynthia Erivo will play the role of Franklin. The premiere of this production was also delayed due to a pandemic. The series is expected to appear on television this fall.