LOS ANGELES, CA — (06-28-20) — Academy award-winner Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in United Artists and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), “RESPECT” (2020), co-starring Forest Whitaker.

United Artists tapped director Liesl Tommy to helm the non-fiction production of “RESPECT” which also features Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan, and Mary J. Blige.

RESPECT Trailer (2020) Jennifer-Hudson-Forest-Whitaker-MGM

RESPECT Trailer (2020) Jennifer-Hudson-Forest-Whitaker-MGM

“Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.”

MGM will release the Aretha Franklin Biography movie of “RESPECT” starring Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker in theaters on December 30, 2020.

Watch RESPECT (2020) Official Teaser Trailer

Biography | Drama

Liesl Tommy

Written by:
Tracey Scott Wilson

Director of Cinematography:
Kramer Morgenthau

Film Editing by:
Avril Beukes

Casting by:
Tiffany Little Canfield
Bernard Telsey
David Vaccari

Executive Producers:
Sue Baden-Powell
Jason Cloth c/o BRON Creative
Aaron L. Gilbert

Scott Bernstein
Jonathan Glickman
Harvey Mason Jr.

Production companies:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
BRON Studios (as Bron Creative)
Creative Wealth Media Finance

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (2020) (USA) (theatrical)
United Artists Releasing (2020) (USA) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2020) (UK) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) (2020) (World-wide)
(all media) (Ultra HD Blu-Ray)

USA | Canada


Release date:
December 30, 2020

Copyright © 2020 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Article by: Michael “The Sizzler”, Staff Writer

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