Official trailer released of Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect’

Just as we were beginning to think there’d be nothing exciting to look forward to at the cinemas this year, the first official trailer for ‘Respect’ is launched!

It’s the biographical drama about ‘Queen of Soul’ singer songwriter Aretha Franklin, much loved for her hit songs ‘Respect’, ‘Think’ and ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ amongst many, MANY others.

The film’s reportedly been in the works for quite some time, with Franklin herself involved in the planning up until her death in August, 2018.


Jennifer Hudson stars in the film as Aretha Franklin, supported by Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Queen Latifah and Tituss Burgess.

Mary J. Blige also stars in the biopic, due to be released in the United States on Christmas.

A world wide release is likely around mid-January next year.

But the first official trailer has launched overnight, and oh my gosh the end of 2020 cannot come quick enough.

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