Jennifer Hudson is Immaculate in First Teaser of RESPECT. Aretha Franklin Would be Proud.

The first footage of Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT is here and you are going to love it!

The 44 seconds clip features Jennifer Hudson dolled up in a sparkling stage dress fit for a queen, singing the late Aretha Franklin’s hit, “Respect.”

So what is the internet saying?

Already the internet is raving with positive reviews. On Instagram, @rae_muk said: “This is going to be fire,” @AndemoineWinrow said, “this film is already a hit and this is just a teaser trailer.” - and on Twitter, @C.a.t said, “is it weird that a 40 seconds movie clip made me tear up a little.” Rightfully so, many have already come to the conclusion that this will be Jennifer’s best performance since Dreamgirls.

Check out the trailer here.

The Film

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. The movie is directed by Liesl Tommy; written by Tracey Scott Wilson and produced by Scott Bernstein, Harvey Mason Jr.

The Executive Producers are Stacy Sher, Sue Baden-Powell, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Jason Cloth. The star-studded cast includes Jennifer Hudson as lead, and 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 

RESPECT comes out in theaters on October 9, 2020.



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