“You have to disturb the peace, or you can’t get no peace.”
Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in this first trailer for RESPECT – coming to UK cinemas on 22 January 2021.
Aretha has released four albums but has had no hit singles – until she finds the songs that move her.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
And the trailer:
RESPECT is directed by renowned stage director Liesl Tommy and written by Tracey Scott Wilson. Co-starring with Hudson are Forest Whitaker (as Aretha’s father CL Franklin), Marlon Wayans (Ted White, her first husband), Audra McDonald (Aretha’s mum Barbara), Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh (as her sister, Erma), Hailey Kilgore (as her sister Carolyn), Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner and Mary J. Blige.