Respect Movie

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Respect movie is currently in Post-Production

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

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, October 9, 2020 (Nationwide)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

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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?

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.

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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

Production Timeline: When did the Respect come together?

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, October 9, 2020 (Nationwide release). There are 2 other movies coming out on the same date, including Death on the Nile and The Witches.
United States
October 9, 2020 Nationwide
October 9, 2020

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