MGM has released some more amazing pictures of Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT. The glossy images feature a behind-the-scenes pic of Hudson with the film’s director Liesl Tommy as well as Hudson in a dressing room with Mary J. Blige (the feature photo) and on the scene with her leading men—Forest Whitaker and Marlon Wayans.
As previously reported, RESPECT follows the rise of Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom. It is also the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
RESPECT also features an all-star cast of players including Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley and Skye Dakota Turner.
CLICK HERE to check out my recent AAFCA interview with Titus Burgess as he talks about playing the iconic Rev. Dr. James Cleveland and his new found friendship with Jennifer Hudson starting at 15:22-20:10.