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In theatres:
  • August 13, 2021
DVD/Blu-ray: November 9, 2021
Running time: 2h 25m
Genre: Drama

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. With fame comes ups and downs, including the awards, tours, exhaustion, and relationship trouble that made Aretha into a global sensation. In RESPECT, Aretha's personal life meets her professional career as she navigates superstardom and the desire to be treated with dignity and respect. Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in a biopic that will have audiences dancing in their seats with Franklin’s most famous tunes making an appearance in the soundtrack.

Director: Liesl Tommy
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Harvey Mason Jr., Scott Bernstein
Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Tate Donovan, Mary J. Blige
Writer(s): Tracey Scott Wilson
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