Watch the trailer for "Respect" with Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin

It looks like they got it right -- Jennifer Hudson has big shoes to fill but she channels Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic "Respect"

June 30, 2020
Aretha Franklin

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Well, this sure looks good.

There's a new movie in the works about the life and music of Aretha Franklin. It's called Respect, and we're getting our first look at Jennifer Hudson -- best known for her Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance in Dreamgirls -- as she channels the woman they called the Queen of Soul. Check this out:

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A strong cast supports J Hud: Forest Whitaker, Marc Maron, Mary J. Blige,Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, and Tituss Burgess,

The film is scheduled for release in December. I'm not sure how exactly we'll be watching movies by then -- spread out in a theater, or on Prime Video in our family rooms -- but I can't wait to see this.