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.
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.
Poll: Will you see Respect?
Respect Cast: Who are the actors?
- Jennifer Hudson ... Aretha Franklin
Cats, All Rise
- Forest Whitaker
Burden, Finding Steve McQueen
- Marlon Wayans
A Haunted House 2, Naked
- Audra McDonald
Beauty and the Beast, The Best Thief in the World
- Mary J. Blige
Trolls World Tour, Rock of Ages
- Marc Maron
Joker, Sword of Trust
Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Respect?
- Callie Khouri, who wrote “Thelma & Louise” and is the creator of TV's Nashville, is writing the script (3/9/19).
- 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.
Respect Trailers & Videos
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