Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘RESPECT’ Starring Jennifer Hudson Postponed to August 13, 2021

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It looks like we’ll have to wait a little while longer to see the Queen of Soul’s journey on the big screen. As reported by The Wrap, RESPECT, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, has been postponed until August 13, 2021.

Considering all of the other big-name cancellations that have occurred throughout the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not exactly a surprise that yet another highly-anticipated film’s release would come to a halt.

This postponement is especially disheartening, as the movie about the regal singer has been in the works for over a decade, with Franklin herself handpicking Jennifer Hudson (best known for her Oscar-winning performance in Dream Girls) several years before her passing in 2018. Besides the star herself, Hudson, the cast is set to be jam-packed with notable names such as Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, and Mary J. Blige among others.

While we’re sad that such a promising movie has been postponed, we can’t wait to see what is sure to be a cinematic masterpiece on the big screen when it’s safe. Stay tuned for more updates.

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