Musical biopics are all the rage right now and this latest looks fabulous.
'Respect' is based on the life and career of Aretha Franklin, renowned for hit songs 'Think' and 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T.'
Jennifer Hudson plays the music legend. Forest Whitaker plays C. L. Franklin and Liesl Tommy directs.
Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, Marc Maron, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige also star.
The official synopsis reads: "Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, 'Respect' is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice."
The movie hits Irish cinemas in January 2021, right on time for the Oscars.