Aretha Franklin Biopic Starring Jennifer Hudson Set For 2020 Release

The long-rumored Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, is officially a go. According to Variety, the film will be released on August 14, 2020. 

Though it was announced well before the singer’s death, MGM greenlit the film roughly a year ago, when the late Queen of Soul handpicked Jennifer Hudson for the starring role. Respect will focus on Franklin’s uncommonly rapid ascent from child singer in her father’s church choir to bonafide soul icon. Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise and Nashville,) will write the screenplay, while Scott Bernstein (Straight Outta Compton and Ride Along 2,) and Harvey Mason Jr. (an r&b producer who’s worked with both Franklin and Hudson,) are set to produce.

 

 

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