The trailer has finally dropped for the new movie ‘Respect’ starring Jennifer Hudson! Aretha Franklin handpicked Jennifer Hudson to play her in the biopic.
Also starring in the movie are Forest Whitiker, Queen Latifah, Marlon Wayans, and Mary J. Blige. From the trailer, this looks to be an amazing movie!
It is directed by Liesl Tommy who was born in Factreton, Cape Town, South Africa. Her work has mostly been in theatre and she has been a huge advocate for a diverse theatrical experience. She was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 2016. It was for her production of Eclipsed which made her the first African-American woman to be nominated.
I’m really excited to see what she will do on film!
Here is the trailer for ‘Respect’ will be in limited theatres December 25th and then wide release in January 2021.