Watch 'Respect' with Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

"You have disturb the peace when you can't get no peace", says Hudson as Franklin during the teaser. The film also stars Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington.

The first trailer for Respect, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Oscar victor Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, has been released ahead of the film reaching cinemas next year.

Watch the trailer above and check out the new poster below.

Respect will follow the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her global superstardom. In the 90 second clip, Jennifer covers Aretha's signature 1967 hit "Respect", and absolutely slayed.

The official trailer for Respect is structured heavily around the iconic song, which Hudson sings herself (unlike other recent portrayals of music legends).

In addition to showing us the Oscar victor as Franklin, the trailer for the Liesl Tommy-directed flick also gave us glimpses of some of its other stars.

Franklin, who in 2018 died of pancreatic cancer at the age 76, was a producer on the film. However, its premiere was pushed back due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is now set to arrive this fall. Now it is scheduled for a limited release on December 25 before going wide on January 15, 2021.


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