USA – 2021
Directed by: Liesl Tommy
Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige
RESPECT showcases the life of the legendary Aretha Franklin, from her childhood until her glorious moments of her career. Aretha Franklin, who died in August 2018 at the age of 76, has initially participated in the development of the project. At the end of the ‘80s she considered adapting her biographical book “Aretha: From These Roots ”into a film.
Awarded an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls (2006), Jennifer Hudson has been chosen by Aretha Franklin herself to play her part, just shortly before her death.
Premiering in Romania, two days prior to the world premiere on August, 13th