The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is the subject of the new biographical film Respect starring Jennifer Hudson in the lead role.
The film follows the life story of one of the most influential soul and R&B singers of all time, Aretha Franklin, with the new trailer showcasing her rise to fame.
In it, we can see Aretha (Jennifer Hudson) coming up with the tune to her most well-known number, “Respect”.
It’s a moment sure to cause goosebumps for any fans watching, and it seems there’ll be plenty of those moments in the film, considering the artist’s list of iconic hits.
Respect looks to cover all of Franklin’s life story, including her love life, business life, and role as an activist.
She was a performer and artist who epitomised soul music in the United States and became a global icon of the music industry.
Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson looks outstanding in the lead role and features a remarkable voice that should do the Queen of Soul justice.
Forest Whittaker, Marlon Wayans, and Marc Maron join her in supporting roles.
The film follows a string of successful musical biopics of late, including Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) and Rocketman (2019), both of which were hits.
Debut director Liesl Tommy looks to follow suit with Respect, and we’ll find out on 19 August 2021.