MGM Picture has finally released an official trailer and poster for its ambitious project “Respect”, an Aretha Franklin Biopic. The role of Soul Queen Aretha Franklin is being played by Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson. That’s to say, the trailer itself feels like a superhit movie, encapsulating the mesmerizing journey of the legend since her childhood and the essence of her divine voice & vibes.
Aretha Louise Franklin, also known as Queen of Soul, was an American Singer-Songwriter who gave a new and more graceful form to the art of soul singing. She started her professional music career at the age of 18 as a recording artist with Columbia Records. In that, she got her career jump in 1967 with an Otis Reddings song “Respect” which she adopted in her own style, became a hit.
Graceful Journey of a Legend, Filled With Everlasting Melodies
In her biopic, Jennifer Hudson has been cast in the lead role of Aretha Franklin. Other supporting casts include Marlon Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Tituss Burgess, and Kimberly Scott in different roles. The trailer showcases her entire life story, her struggles, and disappointments, moments of achievement, pride, and her music intertwined with her every experience. The trailer contains clips of many of Franklin’s memorable life moments.
It is interesting to know that with “Respect” director Liesl Tommy is debuting her feature film career. She is also the first black woman to get a nomination for the prestigious Tony Awards for directing a play called “Eclipsed.”
The Woman With an Extraordinary Career, the Dream of Every Artist
The Rolling Stone magazine, in 2010, ranked Aretha Franklin number 9 on its list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time and number 1 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. That’s to say, she has a great many grand achievements and awards in her name including 18 Grammy and a compendium inducted at “the National Women’s Hall of Fame”. In 2016, she gave an epic performance at Kennedy Centre Honours to Honoree Carol King, her best friend and you should not miss it,
Moreover, Soul Queen Aretha Franklin has left a marvelous legacy of soul music, a graceful pathway for new singers. Her life story is like a source of all the great rivers in the world, with a never-ending flow of inspiration and divine purity of her soul which reflected through her voice her whole life.
Are you a fan of Soul Music? Then you must be super excited to see your Queen of Soul once again? How would you describe your emotions while watching the trailer? Let us know in the comments.