Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ To Debut On Christmas Day

Respect - Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin

Respect, the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic from MGM, has been pushed back to Christmas Day.

The film, starring Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson as Franklin, Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington, and Tituss Burgess as Rev. Dr. James Cleveland, was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on October 9.

Related: See & Hear Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin In ‘Respect’ (Video)

Now, the film will see a limited debut on Christmas Day, it will expand to more theaters on January 8, 2021, and will be released nationwide on MLK weekend (January 15).

Kevin Hart‘s new film, Fatherhood, will also debut on January 15, 2021.

I’m looking forward to watching this film. It sucks I’ll have to wait even longer to see it, but I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait!

Source: Deadline

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