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Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler in RESPECT A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film Photo credit: Quantrell D. Colbert © 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved

The official trailer is finally here! Check out the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

RESPECT | Official Trailer | MGM Studios

To become the Queen, she needed to find her voice. Academy Award® Winner Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin. Watch the new trailer now, and don't miss #Respe...

The cast features: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige. #RespectMovie will be in theaters on August 13, 2021.

(l-r.) Henry Riggs stars as Tommy Cogbill, Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin,
Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin, Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin,
Alec Barnes as Jimmy Johnson, John Giorgio as Chips Moman,
Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler and Joe Knezevich as Tom Dowd in
RESPECT,
A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film
Photo credit: Quantrell D. Colbert

Director Liesl Tommy makes her feature film debut with Respect. Tommy is the first Black woman ever nominated for a Tony Award® for Best Direction of a Play in 2016 for Eclipsed, and is an Associate Artist at the Berkeley Rep and an Artist Trustee with the Sundance Institute’s Board of Trustees.

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