Jennifer Hudson Belts Out ‘Respect’ In New Clip From Aretha Franklin Biopic

A new clip from the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect shows Jennifer Hudson, who portrays the Queen of Soul, belting out her world-famous signature song “Respect.”

Respect, directed by Liesl Tommy, is set to be released on August 13. The film follows Franklin as a child who sings in her father’s church choir to her rise as the international musical superstar and the Queen of Soul, while simultaneously enduring an abusive marriage, the constraints of patriarchy and also being actively involved in the civil rights movement.

The soundtrack will also feature other hit songs from Franklin’s catalog as well as “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” an original song co-written by Hudson, Carole King and Jamie Hartman.

Along with Hudson in the main role, the Respect cast includes Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess and Mary J. Blige.

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