Release Date Set for Aretha Franklin Biopic Starring Jennifer Hudson
According to Variety, the Aretha Franklin biopic titled Respect is set for an August 14, 2020 theatrical release.
The biopic will be directed by Liesl Tommy and the script will be written by Callie Khouri. The film is being produced by Straight Outta Compton producer Scott Bernstein and songwriter and producer Harvey Mason Jr.. Mason has written and produced for both Franklin and Hudson.
As previously discussed, Jennifer Hudson was handpicked for the role, by the Queen of Soul herself. Respect will follow Franklin's rise to fame from her childhood in the church to her life as a soul/R&B star.
I look forward to this biopic!!