First look at Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in ‘RESPECT’

Universal Pictures has released the official poster, trailer and a first look image for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, RESPECT, out in cinemas across the UK on 22 January 2021.

Directed by Liesl Tommy and written by Tracey Scott Wilson, based on a story by Tracey Scott Wilson and Callie Khouri, the film stars Jennifer Hudson as Aretha, alongside Forest WhitakerMarlon WayansAudra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, and Mary J. Blige.

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.

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