Respect Movie

Respect movie poster

Respect movie production status is currently Post-Production

December 22, 2019 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.

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.

Who's Involved:

Jennifer Hudson, Sue Baden-Powell, Forest Whitaker, Jason Cloth, Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Tracey Scott Wilson, Skye Dakota Turner, Heather Headley, Marlon Wayans, Tate Donovan, Aaron L. Gilbert, Scott Bernstein, Audra McDonald, Liesl Tommy, Harvey Mason, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Stacy Sher

Release Date:

Friday, December 25, 2020 (Limited)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

Poll: Will you see Respect?

Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: 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

Production: What we know about Respect

Key Facts

  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).

Filming Timeline

On or about December 22, 2019, the film was in Post-Production status.

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, December 25, 2020 (Limited release). There is 1 other movie coming out on the same date, including News Of The World.

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