Jennifer Hudson shines as Aretha Franklin

To become the Queen, she needed to find her voice.

Academy Award® Winner Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin.

From the trailer we can see that the biopic starts at Aretha's early years in the gospel church, with her father the Rev. C.L. Franklin played by Forest Whitaker, who goes on to become her first manager. The trailer also includes the recording of her live album Amazing Grace, in the 70s.

The trailer also features the Queen of Soul's biggest hits including Think, (You make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman), and, of course, Respect. 

Skye Dakota Turner portrays a young Aretha, while Marlon Wayans plays husband-manager Ted White, with Marc Maron as Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler.

This looks sublime. 

Watch the new trailer now, and don’t miss #RespectMovie in theaters this August.

Source: YouTube/MGM

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