Jennifer Hudson has shed her fur from Cats and walked straight onto the stage of diva stardom in the first look teaser from ‘RESPECT’ where she plays the iconic Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin.

Directed by Liesl Tommy from a screenplay by Tracey Scott Wilson, the film stars 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.

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RESPECT 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.