MGM Releases Trailer for ‘RESPECT’ Starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

(l-r.) Brenda Nicole Moorer stars as Brenda Franklin, Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin, Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin and Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT, A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.
(l-r.) Brenda Nicole Moorer stars as Brenda Franklin, Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin, Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin and Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT, A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Photo credit: Quantrell D. Colbert. © 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

RESPECT is the remarkable true story of legendary music star Aretha Franklin’s journey to find her voice in the midst of the turbulent social and political landscape of 1960s America. 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.

Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington in RESPECT, A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington in RESPECT, A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Photo credit: Quantrell D. Colbert.

RESPECT, directed by Liesl Tommy, stars Jennifer Hudson, 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.

Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT,  A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT, A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Photo credit: Quantrell D. Colbert.
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Forest Whitaker as her father C.L. Franklin in RESPECT,  A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Forest Whitaker as her father C.L. Franklin in RESPECT, A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Photo credit: Quantrell D. Colbert.

RESPECT will be released in theaters in the U.S. on August 13, 2021. For more information, visit RESPECT.

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