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Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor,

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. Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson as Queen Aretha herself, RESPECT is now in theaters!

The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige.

Brenda Nicole Moorer, Hailey Kilgore, Lodric D. Collins, Tituss Burgess, Skye Dakota Turner, Audra McDonald, Liesl Tommy, Director/Executive Producer, Marlon Wayans and Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor,

At the RESPECT film premiere, Jennifer said it’s been her dream to play Aretha Franklin and she was honored that Aretha chose her before the legend’s passing in 2018. Check out b-roll interview footage of Jennifer talking more about playing Aretha in the clip below.

Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor,