"Respect" is an American biographical drama film directed by Liesl Tommy.
The starring cast includes Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, Forest Whitaker as C. L. Franklin, Skye Dakota Turner as Young Aretha Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Audra McDonald as Barbara Siggers Franklin, Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler, Tituss Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland, Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin, Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin, Tate Donovan as John Hammond and others.

Here are "Respect" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Respect movie?

MGM on Sunday, June 28, 2020 released the trailer for "Respect" you can watch here:
RESPECT | Official Teaser Trailer.

Plot summary

What is Respect movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Respect" movie plot summary.

The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin (Jennifer Hudson).


Who plays who in the Respect movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Respect" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Jennifer Hudson  as Aretha Franklin
Forest Whitaker  as C. L. Franklin
Skye Dakota Turner  as Young Aretha Franklin
Marlon Wayans  as Ted White
Audra McDonald  as Barbara Siggers Franklin
Marc Maron  as Jerry Wexler
Tituss Burgess  as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland
Saycon Sengbloh  as Erma Franklin
Hailey Kilgore  as Carolyn Franklin
Tate Donovan  as John Hammond
Mary J. Blige  as Dinah Washington
Heather Headley  as Clara Ward
Lodric D. Collins  as Smokey Robinson
Brenda Nicole Moorer  as Brenda Franklin
Kimberly Scott  as Mama Franklin
LeRoy McClain  as Cecil Franklin
Albert Jones  as Ken Cunningham
Beau Scheier  as Joe Arnold
Myk Watford  as Rick Hall
David Simpson  as Spooner Oldham
Nevaeh Moore  as Young Carolyn
William J. Simmons  as Clarence
Kennedy Chanel  as Young Erma
Peyton Jackson  as Young Cecil Franklin
Chase Burgess  as Edward
Gilbert Glenn Brown  as Martin Luther King Jr.
Alec Barnes  as Jimmy Johnson
Aba Arthur  as Miss Gold
Joshua Mikel  as Roger Hawkins
Henry Riggs  as Tommy Cogbill
Leandra Ryan  as Alice
Christen Sharice  as Earline (as Christen Roberts)
Zach Strum  as David Hood
M. Jearl Vinot  as Sydney Pollack
Christopher Daniel  as Edward (7-10)
Jerel Xavier Alston  as Young Clarence
Joe Knezevich  as Tom Dowd
Kelvin Hair  as Sam Cooke
Rahiem Riley  as Formal Guest
Alexandra McGuire  as Jazz Club Patron
Chloe Asbell  as Reporter (as Chl)
Linda D Gaines  as VIP Concert Fan
James Hammond  as Ahmet Ertegun Founder Atlantic Records
Marcia Adams  as New York Fan
Jill Martin  as Upscale Party Guest
Tangela Large  as Grieving Mother
Shawn Ray Cartel  as Church guest
Beorht Lewinski  as Cute Guy (as Bright Ayisi)
Lawrence Mclendon  as Audience member
Thelma R. Mitchell  as Ella Fitzgerald
Abri  as Ted White's Prostitute
Travis L. King Jr.  as Drummer (Young Aretha scene)
Lola Adamson  as Party Guest
Chosen Wilkins  as Hal
Austin Hunter  as Audience Member
Melissa Lowe  as Secretary Linda
Shaun Schneider  as Charlie Chalmers
Tony F. Charles  as Ralph Abernathy
Corey Jason Thomas  as New Bethal Deacon
Ricardo Quinones  as House Party Guest
Demetrius B. Banks  as Church Choir Singer (singing voice)
Malaki Sample  as Ted JR
Nichaela 'Noire' Eugene  as Choir Singer

Release date

When is Respect movie release date?

"Respect" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 13, 2021 (United States) and on September 2, 2021 (Germany) distributing by United Artists Releasing, (United States), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Eagle Pictures, Forum Film Poland, Gulf Film, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures Argentina.


What are Respect filming details?

The film's budget is $55 million.

"Respect" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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