Respect

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  • PG-13
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
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Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

Original Release

08/12/2021

US Release

08/13/2021

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Cast

Jennifer Hudson Aretha Franklin
Marc Maron Jerry Wexler
Forest Whitaker C. L. Franklin
Tate Donovan John Hammond
Marlon Wayans Ted White
Tituss Burgess Reverend Dr. James Cleveland / James Cleveland
Audra McDonald Barbara Franklin / Barbara
Mary J. Blige Dinah Washington
Saycon Sengbloh Erma Franklin
Heather Headley Clara Ward
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Liesl Tommy

Writers

Tracey Scott Wilson, Callie Khouri

Cast

Jennifer Hudson Aretha Franklin
Marc Maron Jerry Wexler
Forest Whitaker C. L. Franklin
Tate Donovan John Hammond
Marlon Wayans Ted White
Tituss Burgess Reverend Dr. James Cleveland / James Cleveland
Audra McDonald Barbara Franklin / Barbara
Mary J. Blige Dinah Washington
Saycon Sengbloh Erma Franklin
Heather Headley Clara Ward
Leroy McClain Cecil Franklin
Hailey Kilgore Carolyn Franklin
Skye Dakota Turner Aretha Franklin (young) / Young Aretha
Joshua Mikel Roger Hawkins
Peyton Jackson Young Cecil
Lodric D. Collins Smokey Robinson / Smokey (20 Years Old)
Chase Burgess Edward (3 Years Old)
Henry Riggs Tommy Cogbill
Gilbert Glenn Brown Martin Luther King Jr.
Aba Arthur Miss Gold

Producers

Jason Cloth Executive Producer
Aaron L. Gilbert Executive Producer
Sue Baden-Powell Executive Producer
Jennifer Hudson Executive Producer
Stacey Sher Executive Producer
Liesl Tommy Executive Producer
Scott Bernstein Producer
Harvey Mason Jr. Producer
Jonathan Glickman Producer
Stacey Sher Producer

Editors

Avril Beukes

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