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Respect (2021)

Coming Out at August 13, 2021 in theaters

Biography, Drama, Music

Director Liesl Tommy makes her feature film debut with Respect. With a story by Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson, and screenplay written by Tracey Scott Wilson. Wilson and Tommy have worked together creatively since the 2009 play The Good Negro written by Wilson, directed by Tommy at The Public Theatre.

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.

Director: Liesl Tommy

Writers: Callie Khouri, Tracey Scott Wilson

Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Marlon Wayans


Jennifer HudsonAretha Franklin
Forest WhitakerC. L. Franklin
Marlon WayansTed White
Tituss BurgessJames Cleveland
Audra McDonaldBarbara
Marc MaronJerry Wexler
Heather HeadleyClara Ward
Kimberly ScottMama Franklin
Hailey KilgoreCarolyn Franklin
Saycon SengblohErma Franklin
LeRoy McClainCecil Franklin 
Albert JonesKen Cunningham
Tate DonovanJohn Hammond
Myk WatfordRick Hall
Skye Dakota TurnerYoung Aretha
Gilbert Glenn BrownMartin Luther King Jr.
Mary J. BligeDinah Washington

( Cast details on imdb )

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