The remarkable true story of Aretha Franklin's journey to finding her voice.
Director: Liesl Tommy
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald
Running time: 2h 55m (full programme, including ads and trailers)
The remarkable true story of an indelible soul music icon, Respect delves deep into the extraordinary life of Aretha Franklin, going from her early days singing in her father’s church choir to her domination of the international stage.
Portrayed by Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (who performs all the film’s songs and was hand-picked for the role by Franklin herself), Aretha’s story spans the turbulent 1960s and grapples with her struggles both personal and political, all in service of depicting her journey to find her voice.
With a cast rounded out by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans and four-time Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess, Respect depicts a musical legend who demands exactly that – plenty of respect.