Then we got a taste of Hudson Franklin in the trailer for Respect, the upcoming biopic about the iconic singer, named after the 1967 song she made famous.
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According to the film's synopsis: "Aretha Franklin sings in her father's church choir as a child and grows up to become an global musical superstar and legend".
Jennifer Hudson takes the lead in Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, that's heading to cinemas in January - and here's the trailer for the movie.
The trailer jumps between scenes showing Jennifer - transformed as a sequin-clad, back-combed Aretha - performing her hit single Respect, and moments from her life, including soul-stirring rehearsals and meetings with record industry reps.
Even so, 1 individual who's previously a large lover of the film is Brigitte, who tweeted a backlink to the teaser trailer and wrote along with it, "A must see movie!"
Hudson, who has described playing Franklin as her "dream" role, received the megastar's approval before filming began.
After crafting a decades-long, legendary career as the Queen of Soul and civil rights activist, Franklin passed away in 2018 at the age of 76 in Detroit.
The film arrives in United Kingdom cinemas on January 22 2021.
The film begins with the struggles at Aretha's career and follows her through her massive rise to fame, culminating in her becoming the Queen of Soul. It was originally set to release this August but was pushed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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