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Watch Jennifer Hudson in new trailer for Aretha Franklin biopic

July 10th, 2020 | by vBollywood Author

“You got to disturb the peace when you can’t get no peace,” Jennifer Hudson says as Aretha Franklin in the electrifying new trailer for Respect.

While the Oscar winner recently shared her impressive rendition in a short teaser, this longer video gives us more parts of Hudson as the Queen of Soul, from her chic and glamorous stage performances to her work and impact on the Civil Rights movement. Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans, and Marc Maron round out the biopic’s cast.

The Respect trailer debuted after Jennifer Hudson’s performance of “Young, Gifted and Black” at Sunday’s virtual BET Awards.

Respect is directed by Liesl Tommy, tracks Franklin’s life as she goes from a child singing in her father’s church choir to an international superstar. The upcoming film also features Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, and Heather Headley.

Franklin actually hand-picked Jennifer Hudson to portray her on screen before her death in 2018, but the Dreamgirls star isn’t the only big name transforming into the Queen of Soul this year. Cynthia Erivo will play Franklin in National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha, but the anthology series has postponed its Memorial Day premiere due to COVID-19.

Respect will be featuring in theaters later this year.

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