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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Recording artist Jennifer Hudson performs during the Pinoy Relief Benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Respect starring Jennifer Hudson hits theaters on Aug. 13, and the folks behind the film have released a new featurette with exclusive footage.

The highly-anticipated film has Hudson becoming Aretha Franklin and paying tribute to the Motor City icon.

The film also stars Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Audra McDonald as Barbara Franklin, Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler, Tituss Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington.

Watch the featurette below!

RESPECT | The Queen's Court - Cast Featurette | MGM Studios

The #RespectMovie cast is packed with talent, soul, and a whole lot of respect for the Queen's legacy. See it only in theaters August 13.Story by: Callie Kho...

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