Urban Girl Mag | Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Starring Jennifer Hudson to be Released Christmas Day
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Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Starring Jennifer Hudson to be Released Christmas Day

Originally reported on Deadline.com MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect’ will head to a Christmas Day release for Awards Season rollout. The film will expand in theaters on January 8, with a wide release January 15 – MLK weekend!
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Respect is directed by Liesl Tommy and stars Dreamgirls Oscar winner Hudson as Franklin, Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington, and Tituss Burgess as Rev. Dr. James Cleveland.

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The film follows 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.

 

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