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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Jennifer Hudson attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The folks behind the upcoming MGM film Respect have released a new featurette from the highly-anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic.

The clip gives viewers a preview of the show, which stars Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, plus some behind-the-scenes footage. Watch the full featurette below.

The new clip features Hudson, as well as actors Forest Whitaker (the Rev. C.L. Franklin), Marlon Wayans (Ted White) and Mary J. Blige (Dinah Washington).

Director Liesl Tommy and screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson also appear in the teaser.

Respect will hit theaters Aug. 13.

RESPECT | Jennifer Hudson Becomes Aretha Franklin - First Look Featurette | MGM

Every legacy begins with a journey. Watch how Jennifer Hudson transformed into Aretha Franklin in this behind-the-scenes look at the making of RESPECT - in t...

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