Movie Preview: Jennifer Hudson takes on Aretha in “Respect”

This was probably reason enough to take on “Cats.”

Jennifer Hudson made this Aretha Franklin biopic for MGM, but overseas it will be distributed by Universal. Universal is distributing “Cats.”

The “Respect” trailer is running in front of “Cats.” This is “quid pro quo” defined, for those confused by a little Latin.

This is a role Hudson was born to play, for what was “Dream Girls” but a soul era/Aretha arc tale roman a clef.

That’s French, not Latin.

“Respect,” due out on Aug. 14 (currently filming) has potential. The director, Liesly Tommy, is best known for “Jessica Jones” and “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” (Ok and “Meh.”). Oscar winner Forest Whitaker also stars.

(UPDATE: Roger Moore’s review of “Respect,” opening Aug 13 — two years after this trailer was first posted — is here).

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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1 Response to Movie Preview: Jennifer Hudson takes on Aretha in “Respect”

  1. kudos, enjoyed the write up!

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