Jennifer Hudson Transforms Into The Queen Of Soul In The “RESPECT” Teaser

One of the most anticipated biopics of all time, the trailer for “RESPECT” has just dropped — allowing you to see Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin. With just a few bars of her epic anthem, you’re immediately transported by the incredible transformation that Hudson has undertaken. No one, simply no one else could deliver such a sublime interpretation of the Queen herself.

This is one of the rare biopics where the subject not only lived to see who would play them  — she had a hand in picking Hudon. Although Franklin may not have been able to see the finished project, she clearly approved of the choice.

“I’ve talked to the person that is going to play me,” Franklin told People. “I’m not going to say who I chose, but I’ve talked to her and she’s ready and I’m happy with her.”

You can see the whole teaser here:



Aretha Franklin may have been a child prodigy and a woman with an inimitable gift, but her path to success was not a smooth one. Whether you’re a huge Franklin fan or just want to be wowed by her music and her story, this film promises to do her justice.