Jennifer Hudson To Play Aretha Franklin In 2020 Biopic

It comes as no surprise that a film chronicling the life of late legendary Aretha Franklin is in the works.

Reports say Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to portray the late Queen Of Soul on the silver screen in a biopic set to debut in August 2020.
Jennifer Hudson did such an amazing job on Dreamgirls, so her talent is not in question.

According to Deadline the feature film titled Respect will follow Franklin’s journey from childhood singing in her father’s church’s choir to her rise to international superstardom as a 17 time Grammy award winner.

The movie by MGM will be directed by Liesl Tommy and scripted by Oscar winner Callie Khouri. Scott Bernstein, who produced Straight Outta Compton, and Harvey Mason Jr. who has written and produced songs for both Franklin and Hudson, are producers on Respect.

Aretha Franklin passed away at the age of 76 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in August of 2018 and during her funeral, Jhud performed a tribute, singing “Amazing Grace”.

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