The official trailer for the long awaited film ‘RESPECT’ is now available! Watch the trailer below. ‘RESPECT’ is a biopic about the life of the legendary soulful singer Aretha Franklin. The film was directed by Liesl Tommy and is starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin. The film also co-stars Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, and Marlon Wayans. RESPECT premieres in theaters August of this year.