After Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in 2004, in 2020, Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin!
South-African director Liesl Tommy (The Walking Dead, Mrs. Fletcher and Marvel’s Jessica Jones) will release “Respect” on August 11, 2021 in France.
“Respect” is a biopic (and a musical) returning on the life of Aretha Franklin who passed away on August 16, 2018.
And it is singer and actress Jennifer Hudson who plays Aretha Franklin in “Respect”. She won an Oscar in 2007 for her part in “Dreamgirls” at the same time as her singing career (revealed in “American Idol” in 2004, she has released 3 solo albums since). Jennifer Hudson also pursues a career as an actress, she has been seen in “Dreamgirls”, “Sex and the city, the movie” and even “Cats”.
Jennifer Hudson shares the screen with other great artists such as Forest Whitetaker (Black Panther, The Butler, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…), Marlon Wayans (one of the famous Wayans brothers behind the “Scary Movie” saga), and even Mary J. Blige.
A biopic inspired by the life of singer Aretha Franklin, from her childhood with reverend father defending civil rights, with her debuts as an altar girl at her father’s church to her prolific career as the Queen of Soul.