Respect Movie

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Respect movie is currently in Pre-Production

January 11, 2019 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Stage director Liesl Tommy is on-board to direct the biopic.

Who's Involved:

Marlon Wayans, Tracey Scott Wilson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Skye Dakota Turner, Hailey Kilgore, Saycon Sengbloh, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron, Tate Donovan, Tituss Burgess, Liesl Tommy, Scott Bernstein, Harvey Mason

Release Date:

Friday, August 14 , 2020

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

The life of Aretha Franklin from singing as a child in her father’s church’s choir to becoming an iconic superstar and civil rights activist.

Respect Plot: What's the story?

The first authorized feature film based on Franklin’s life.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Respect?

  1. Callie Khouri, who wrote “Thelma & Louise” and is the creator of TV's Nashville, is writing the script (3/9/19).
  2. Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson was handpicked by Aretha Franklin to play her before the singer's death (1/11/19).

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Respect?

A look at the Respect behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Liesl Tommy last directed Born a Crime.


Liesl Tommy


Tracey Scott Wilson


Scott Bernstein
Harvey Mason

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Production Timeline: When did the Respect come together?

On or about January 11, 2019 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Stage director Liesl Tommy is on-board to direct the biopic.

On or about March 16, 2018 • The film was in Development status.

Respect Release Date: When is it coming out?

Respect is coming out in 2020 on Friday, August 14, 2020 and will be released in nationwide movie theaters. There are 3 other movies coming out on the same date, including Escape Room 2, Nobody and The One and Only Ivan.
United States
August 14, 2020 Nationwide
August 14, 2020

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