Jennifer Hudson has always been the people’s choice to play Aretha Franklin and she lives up to our collective imaginations in the new trailer for the upcoming film, “Respect.”
The trailer for the biopic dropped during the BET Awards and features scenes from Franklin’s rise to fame, her connection to the church, and her life and times as the Queen of Soul. The trailer concludes with the legendary singer belting out the song “Respect” in front of giant neon letters spelling out the word.
The movie also stars Marc Maron, Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Queen Latifah, Tate Donovan, Tituss Burgess, and Sky Dakota Turner. It is directed by Liesl Tommy.