You have to see Jennifer Hudson in the trailer for the new Aretha Franklin film

Daniella Scott
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From Cosmopolitan

Jennifer Hudson is known for her ability to give people instant goose-bumps with her astounding voice, and the trailer for her latest film, Respect, a biopic about the life and career of Aretha Franklin, looks set to be just as astoundingly brilliant as ever.

Our very first glimpse of the film came last night as a brief teaser trailer was released during The BET Awards. The trailer which has since been posted on YouTube by MGM, has garnered almost five million views in just one day. It opens with Hudson singing the famous line of the eponymous track, and honestly, just that is enough to give you chills. And it's only a teaser trailer.

The film sees Oscar winner Hudson in the lead role, for which she was specifically chosen by Aretha herself before she passed away in 2018. It tells the story of Aretha's life, from her younger years spent singing in father's church through to her work as an activity and the ups and downs of her career before she became the undisputed Queen of Soul.

The film also stars Forest Whitaker and The Good Fight's Audra McDonald as Franklin's parents, alongside Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Franklin's first husband and manager, and Glow's Marc Maron as music producer Jerry Wexler.

I would say I can't wait for this film, but sadly, we're going to have to. Respect was slated to be released in August but was put back due to coronavirus. It is now due for release in the US and Canada in December 2020 with general release not coming until January 2021. Sigh.

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