New Movie: Respect Starring Jennifer Hudson

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. With a story by Callie Khouri (Oscar ® winner for Thelma & Louise) and Tracey Scott Wilson, and screenplay written by Tracey Scott Wilson. Wilson and Tommy have worked together creatively since the 2009 play The Good Negro written by Wilson, directed by Tommy at The Public Theatre. Wilson was a writer on FX’s The Americans which garnered her a Peabody Award as well as Emmy and WGA Award nominations. In theaters August 13th, take a peek at more images inside and trailer….


Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin

Marlon Wayans as Ted White

Audra McDonald as Barbara Franklin

Tituss Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland

Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler

Kimberly Scott as Mama Franklin

Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin

Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin

Heather Headley as Clara Ward

Skye Dakota Turner as Young Aretha Franklin

Tate Donovan as John Hammond

Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington

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Twitter: @RespectMovie

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4 thoughts on “New Movie: Respect Starring Jennifer Hudson

  1. The movie Respect with Jenifer Hudson I am looking forward to watching, I just got a early christmas present. I know Aretha Franklin would be proud Ms. Hudson.

  2. This is going to be great. I’m sure of it because Aunt Aretha wouldn’t have it any other way. Such a great match up.

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