Respect (2021)

Director: Liesl Tommy

Writer(s): Tracey Scott Wilson, Callie Khouri

Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, LeRoy McClain, Tate Donovan, Albert Jones, Beau Scheier, Myk Watford, David Simpson, Nevaeh Moore, William J. Simmons, Skye Dakota Turner, Kennedy Chanel, Peyton Jackson, Chase Burgess, Mary J. Blige, Gilbert Glenn Brown, Alec Barnes, Aba Arthur, Heather Headley, Joshua Mikel, Henry Riggs, Leandra Ryan, Christen Sharice, Zach Strum, M. Jearl Vinot, Lodric D. Collins, Christopher Daniel, Jerel Xavier Alston, Joe Knezevich, Abri, Marcia Adams, Chloe Asbell, Demetrius B. Banks, Shawn Ray Cartel, Tony F. Charles, Ikennia Cross, Nichaela ‘Noire’ Eugene, Linda D Gaines, Kelvin Hair, James Hammond, Austin Scott Hunter, Charity Jordan, Travis L. King Jr., Tangela Large, Beorht Lewinski, Melissa Lowe, Jill Martin, Alexandra McGuire, Lawrence Mclendon, Thelma R. Mitchell, Ricardo Quinones, Rahiem Riley, Malaki Sample, Shaun Schneider, Corey Jason Thomas, Chris Ward, Chosen Wilkins, Rob Wood, Marliss Amiea, Brian Bascle, Shane Berengue, Gloria Bishop, Kent Booker, Jamaal Burcher, London Carlisle, Carla Carvalho, Zach Catanzareti, Nathan W. Collins, Laura Darrell, Justine Edwards, Lydia Eku, Reese Giles, Brandon Gilpin, John Giorgio, Shiquita James, Maurice Johnson, Jay D. Kacho, Bob Leszczak, Rege Lewis, Hannah Lowther, Doris McCarthy, Bryan Metoyer, Christina D. Miller, Mason Pike, Brett Puglisi, Damani Sease, Carla Shinall, D.J. Stavropoulos, Eric Daniel Stumpp, Marcallus T. Sunday II, Victoria Paige Watkins, Alzie Williams, Audrey Williams, Chris Williams, Michelle L. Williams, Olaolu Winfunke

Synopsis: The film covers the life of the late Franklin from singing as a child in her father’s church’s choir to becoming an iconic superstar and civil rights activist. READ REVIEW

Release Date: August 13, 2021 (USA) | Length: 145 min | Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, strong language including racial epithets, violence, suggestive material, and smoking. | Note: Release date was moved from August 14, 2020 to December 25, 2020 (limited release). This project missed its 2020 date in favor of a January 15, 2021 date but before I could update this post it was moved again to August 13, 2021.

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