He will review the life of the artist, from her beginnings singing in the choir of her father’s church.
From his beginnings in his father’s church choir to becoming an international star, ‘Respect’ will review the mysterious life of Aretha Franklin, whose skin Jennifer Hudson ( ‘Cats’ ) is involved. Directed by Liesl Tommy, who until now had developed her career in television series such as ‘Jessica Jones’ or ‘The Walking Dead’, the film completes its cast with Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron and Mary J. Blige, among others, and will hit theaters soon with Universal.
In the trailer that has just been released, to the rhythm of the song that gives the title to the film, some of the most iconic moments of the Queen of Soul are recreated, who died on August 16, 2018. Aretha was not only one of the most significant names in R&B and gospel music. In addition, the singer became an icon of racial struggle and feminism, being the first woman to become a member of the Hall of Fame at the Rock and Roll Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
But this will not be the only tribute that the artist is going to pay. Cynthia Erivo will also get into her skin in ‘Genius: Aretha’, the new season of the National Geographic series that is scheduled to premiere in 2020.
With 18 Grammy Awards, Franklin left an immense and incomparable legacy that includes titles such as’ Chain of Fools’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Something He Can Feel’, ‘Freeway Of Love’, ‘Think’, ‘( You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman ‘,’ I Say a Little Prayer ‘,’ I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) ‘,’ Rock Steady ‘,’ Call Me ‘,’ Spanish Harlem ‘,’ Day Dreaming ‘,’ Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) ‘,’ Something He Can Feel ‘,’ Jump to It ‘,’ Who’s Zoomin ‘Who’.