PREVIEW: Respect (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Marlon Wayans (Requiem For a Dream), Audra McDonald (Ricki and the Flash), Marc Maron (Joker), Tituss Burgess (Dolemite Is My Name), Saycon Sengbloh (American Gangster), Hailey Kilgore (film debut), Tate Donovan (Rocketman), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Kelvin Hair (film debut), Heather Headley (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights), Lodric D. Collins (Walkaway), Skye Dakota Turner (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Liesl Tommy (film debut), director; Tracey Scott Wilson (film debut), writer; Scott Bernstein (Straight Outta Compton), Jonathan Glickman (Shanghai Noon), Harvey Mason Jr. (More Than a Game) and Stacey Sher (Django Unchained), producers; Kris Bowers (Green Book), composer; Kramer Morgenthau (Chef), cinematographer; Avril Beukes (Faith’s Corner), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

The unprecedented rise of singing superstar Aretha Franklin, from her early start singing in her father C.L. Franklin’s (Whitaker) church choir, to experiencing international acclaim for her powerful voice and catchy songs, to her abusive marriage to manager Ted White (Wayans) and active participation in the civil rights movement…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Jennifer Hudson sprints toward a possible second Oscar for her portrayal of the late, great soul queen Aretha Franklin, in the first major biopic of the musical superstar to be made since her death.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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