Aretha Franklin was a renowned American singer, songwriter and civil rights activist. The Day Dreaming singer was also known as the ‘Queen of Soul’. Earlier today, MGM released the trailer of Respect starring Jennifer Hudson and she is nothing but sheer brilliance in the trailer.
The trailer was released earlier today during BET Awards 2020 and it just took everyone’s breath away. It starts with Jennifer Hudson singing the most iconic song of Aretha Franklin Respect and oh man, this couldn’t have been better.
Aretha Franklin started singing gospels at her father’s church and eventually moved on to become one of the legendary singers in the west.
Jennifer Hudson as Aretha has left no stones unturned already. The trailer is so impressive that the fans just can’t stop hailing for her.
Take a look at the Respect trailer here:
Isn’t that genius?
Aretha Franklin died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 in 2018. The Respect singer received 18 Grammy Awards and was nominated a total of 44 times during her creative career.
Respect was originally scheduled to release in August but due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the release of the movies has been pushed to Christmas with a limited release in the US and worldwide releasing on January 15, 2021.
This isn’t the first time, we will see the biopic of a legendary musician. Back in 2018, we saw Rami Malek playing Freddie Mercury in his biopic.
Tell us in the comments section below if you think Jennifer Hudson’s performance in the trailer already deserves an Oscar.