Jennifer Hudson earns praise for Aretha Franklin biopic.

Written by on August 10, 2021

Jennifer Hudson’s performance in the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect has been praised by critics.

The film also stars Forest Whitaker as Franklin’s father and Mary J Blige as Dinah Washington.

The movie directed by Liesl Tommy will be released in the UK next month.

Aretha Franklin before her death in 2018,  personally requested that  Oscar-winning Hudson portray her in the film about her life.

Aretha  was one of the biggest stars of pop, soul, gospel and R&B, who scored more than 100 hit singles on the US Billboard charts – from Chain of Fools,  Respect to Think and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

Her extraordinary success was matched by a dramatic personal life, in which she survived abusive relationships and worked with civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King.

Source: BBC

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