Watch Jennifer Hudson In The Respect Teaser Trailer

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. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the film stars: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron,Continue reading “Watch Jennifer Hudson In The Respect Teaser Trailer”

See And Hear Jennifer Hudson For The First Time As Aretha Franklin In Respect

Respect will follow the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom. Marking the first authorized feature film based on Franklin’s life, the movie directed by Tony-nominee Liesl Tommy (Broadway’s Eclipsed) and is written by Emmy-nominee Tracey Scott Wilson (The Americans, Fosse/Verdon). The film alsoContinue reading “See And Hear Jennifer Hudson For The First Time As Aretha Franklin In Respect”

Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul Dies At 76

Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title “the Queen of Soul,” has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s family from her longtimeContinue reading “Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul Dies At 76”

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