Jennifer Hudson will be the glittering Aretha Franklin, who disappeared on August 16, 2018, in the exciting film about the life of the soul queen of Memphis, scheduled for the end of the year and directed by Liesl Tommy, South African director from the world of theater.
They will be joined by Hudson Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans and Marc Maron that complete the cast of the biographical film.
“You have to break the peace when you can’t get it”: with this sentence Jennifer / Aretha presents Respect in the trailer which immediately catapults into the powerful vitality of a strong woman, an icon of musical culture and civil rights activist. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Best Supporting Actress in Dreamgirls), a former finalist of the third edition of American Idol, has already transmitted from a few seconds all the impetuosity and intensity of Ree (as she was affectionately called Aretha), disappeared on August 16, 2018 after a long career that began in 1956.
The release of his first album Songs of Faith reveals the religious influence due to his father, Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, charismatic reverend, successful pastor of a Baptist church.
The life, the difficult moments and the successes of the Queen of Soul, from a very young singer in the church choir to an international star, will be retraced in this biopic, a genre now ridden in the film world, capable in recent years of telling us the lesser known face of the giants of the music, with their restlessness and their most fragile sides. So it was for Bohemian Rhapsody on Queen and in particular on frontman Freddy Mercury and for Rocketman, dedicated to Elton John.