First Look: “RESPECT” Film Trailer

The Queen of Soul gets the biopic only a diva could. #RESPECTMovie
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In the now-infamous (and hilarious) Aretha Franklin interview with The Wall Street Journal in 2014, the Queen of Soul had much to say about what and who is a diva (Regarding Taylor Swift, she said without a hint of irony, “Beautiful gowns, beautiful gowns”).

Franklin also cryptically alluded to who would and should play her in a biopic. Saying that she’d spoken with the person-and they know who they are-the speculation ran rampant with guesses as to whom could stand in the gap as the soul, R&B and gospel icon.

World, say hello to Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin.

Hudson, best known for her showstopping performance as Effie Melodie White in the big-screen adaptation of Dreamgirls, has the goods to make this a biopic fans’ dream. Powerhouse vocals, stage presence and a look that can capture 1960’s, Aretha Franklin.

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Coming out in 2020 and costarring Marlon Wayans, Mary J. Blige, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Titus Burgess and Tate Donavan, RESPECT just might have the goods to get J-Hud a leading actress nomination during awards season.

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