If what you want is a first look at Jennifer Hudson portraying the Queen of Soul in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic "Respect," you got it!
A teaser-trailer premiered Friday featuring Hudson as Franklin belting out the classic cover of Otis Redding's "Respect."
The 40-second clip begins with Hudson, wearing a sparkly gold dress, standing on a dark stage backlit by a golden lights.
As Hudson comes to the end of the song's first verse, the word "respect" spelled out in giant illuminated letters appears behind her. The Oscar-winning actress then belts out the chorus as each letter in the word "respect" lights up as she sings it, and the following message flashes on the screen: "Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson…Is Aretha Franklin…Find Out What It Means, In Theaters 2020."
As previously reported, "Respect" will follow Franklin's rise to superstardom, from singing gospel in her father's church to her emergence as one of the most powerful and influential voices in soul and R&B.
The cast also includes Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess and Tate Donovan.