The wait is over! MGM has finally released the highly anticipated RESPECT official trailer starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin.
To become the queen, she needed to find her voice.
The film is centered around the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father the legendary CL Franklin church’s choir to becoming the Queen of Soul.
The film is sure to be a blockbuster hit with an all-star cast which consist of Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Audra McDonald as Barbara Franklin, Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler, Tituss Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland, Kimberly Scott as Mama Franklin, Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin, Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin, Heather Headley as Clara Ward, Skye Dakota Turner as Young Aretha Franklin, Tate Donovan as John Hammond and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington.
Directed by Director Liesl Tommy, the first Black woman ever to be nominated for a Tony Award® for Best Direction of a Play, RESPECT hits theaters August 13th.