Watch: Jennifer Hudson delivers stunning performance as Aretha Franklin in teaser trailer for new biopic ‘Respect’

'Respect' hits select theatres on December 25

Jennifer Hudson has made her return in what may be her most difficult role yet, Aretha Franklin. Today, MGM has dropped a full teaser trailer for Respect, the forthcoming biopic about the renowned star.

The brief preview shows the return of Marlon Wayans as Franklin’s manager and husband Ted white, and Marc Maron playing the role of Jerry Wexler. In the trailer, Hudson absolutely kills it, delivering a stunning rendition of Franklin’s catchy hit, “Respect.”

“Find the songs that move you, until you do that, you ain’t going nowhere,” we hear in the moving clip.

Watch the teaser trailer for Respect below.
 

 
Respect hits select theatres on December 25th, and a wide release is planned for January 15th.