Watch | Aretha Franklin biopic 'RESPECT' unreels teaser trailer
Singer. Activist. The Queen of Soul. Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in Universal Pictures new drama musical biopic RESPECT.
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.
Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson (2007, Best Supporting Actress, "Dreamgirls") -- handpicked by Franklin -- headlines an all-star cast that includes Oscar®-winner Forest Whitaker (2007, Best Actor, "The Last King of Scotland"), Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans and four-time Emmy-nominee Tituss Burgess.
RESPECT is directed by Liesl Tommy, written by Tracey Scott Wilson and produced by Scott Bernstein and Harvey Mason Jr. The executive producers are Stacy Sher, Sue Baden-Powell, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.
RESPECT is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.