To become the Queen, she needed to find her voice. Watch the trailer for the upcoming movie starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin.
Following 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.
Respect stars Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Marlon Wayans, Mac Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, LeRoy McClain, and Tate Donovan. The story is by Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson, with the screenplay written by Tracey Scott Wilson.
Respect, directed by Liesl Tommy, arrives in theaters on August 13, 2021.