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Jennifer Hudson Transforms Into Aretha Franklin in 'Respect' Trailer - Watch!

Jennifer Hudson Transforms Into Aretha Franklin in 'Respect' Trailer - Watch!

The trailer for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect has been released!

Jennifer Hudson transforms into the Queen of Soul for the upcoming movie.

Here’s a plot summary: 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.

Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, and Mary J. Blige all star in the film.

Respect was originally supposed to be released in theaters on October 9, but because of the pandemic, the film will now have a limited release on Christmas day, before a wide release on January 15.

Jennifer recently opened up about the “massive” pressure of playing Aretha in the biopic.

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