Aretha Franklin's Niece Applauds Jennifer Hudson for Singer's Portrayal in 'Respect'

Jennifer Hudson Respect poster

It's released the first trailer for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, that's going by the name of Respect.

Directed by Liesl Tommy, Respect tracks Franklin's life as she goes from a child singing in her father's church choir to an worldwide superstar. Mary J. Blige plays singer Dinah Washington, Forrest Whitaker plays Franklin's father C.L. Franklin, Audra McDonald plays her mother Barbara, Marlon Wayans plays Franklin's first husband Ted White, and Marc Maron plays music journalist Jerry Wexler, according to IndieWire. She had 18 Grammy Awards and was nominated 44 times. A year ago she sang a rendition of Franklin's 1968 hit Ain't No Way on stage at the tribute concert, Aretha!

Jennifer is a flawless choice to play Aretha because of her incredible voice, but she was actually picked by the legend herself for the role shortly before Aretha's death almost two years ago.

Franklin, who accrued a number of awards during her career, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, died of pancreatic cancer at the age 76 in August 2018.

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The 1.29-minute teaser starts with Hudson singing the Queen of Soul's hit Respect, from which the film takes its title. The film is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to finding her voice.

We can't think of anyone better than the vocal sensation that is Jennifer - who, let's not forget, scooped an Academy Award for her performance in Dreamgirls - to play the great singer.

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