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Long-awaited Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect’ starring Jennifer Hudson delayed

The Aretha Franklin biopic—starring Jennifer Hudson—recently released a teaser trailer. After the delay announcement, the film will reportedly come out August 13, 2021. The original date set to release in December. Then, the biopic received a new release date of January 15, 2021.

The trailer first previewed during the BET Awards, and showed Hudson in a sparkly dress singing the iconic hit, ‘Respect’. The film also features a talented cast, such as Mary J Blige (Dinah Washington), Forrest Whitaker (CL Franklin), Audra McDonald, Marlon Wayans (Ted White), and Marc Maron, who plays music journalist Jerry Wexler.

Hudson will also reunite with her ‘Dreamgirls’ co-star Gilbert Glenn Brown, who portrayed Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Respect’ follows Franklin’s beginning as a singer in her church choir to her journey to stardom. Check out the teaser above and watch Hudson embodied Aretha Franklin.


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