MGM just released a new trailer for its Aretha Franklin biopic titled Respect. Watch the trailer below:
“Respect” is the remarkable true story of legendary music star Aretha Franklin’s journey to find her voice in the midst of the turbulent social and political landscape of 1960s America. Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Hudson (2007, Best Supporting Actress, “Dreamgirls”) — handpicked by Franklin — headlines an all-star cast that includes Oscar®-winner Forest Whitaker (2007, Best Actor, “The Last King of Scotland”), Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans and four-time Emmy®-nominee Tituss Burgess.
The film stars Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan, Kimberly Scott, Myk Watford, Albert Jones, Leroy McClain, Mary J. Blige. Directed by Liesl Jones.
Respect is scheduled to arrive in US cinemas on August 13, 2021.