Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin Gets Respect in New Trailer
The biopic train never stops working, especially for musicians. Of James brown at Johnny cash and Ray charles at Motley crue, stories of heartache and triumph abound for Hollywood studios. But fortunately, for the Aretha franklin biopic, The respect, which now has a trailer, the cast is absolutely stacked.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson plays Franklin, with a voice that is already invading the room. But the rest of the cast is more than capable of filling any remaining space. Let’s see; we have Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Titus Burgess, Tate Donovan, and Mary J. Blige. same Marc Maron, fresh out of his turn in David Bowie‘s biopic, managed to get in there. But the main focus is Hudson’s Franklin, which we first heard last year in BET price.
First-time director and Tony Award winner Liesl Tommy directed The respect from a screenplay by Tracey Scott Wilson, who won a Peabody for her work on Americans. The film follows Franklin’s career, from the 10-year-old with the voice of a 30-year-old to the Queen from Soul. Does Hudson have the chops? Well, the late Aretha Franklin seemed to think so. In an interview with EW Last year, Hudson said Franklin expects the actor to win a second Oscar in the role. âWe met in New York, and one of the first things she said to me was, ‘You’re going to win another Oscar for playing me, right? Aretha franklin looking you in the face and saying that, âHudson said. “I was like, ‘Hey, uh, eh … I can try. What else are you supposed to say to something like that?
Originally slated for release in December, The respect hits theaters, with all those wonderful surround speakers, in August.