During the airing of the BET awards, MGM released the first feature trailer for the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect starring Academy award-winning actor Jennifer Hudson.
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.
Respect also stars: 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.
The film is directed by noted playwright Liesl Tommy and written by Tracey Scott Wilson.
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