Cynthia Erivo is the Queen of Soul in Genius: Aretha, the latest entry in Nat Geo’s anthology series that focuses on renowned historical figures. The first season was about Albert Einstein while season 2 dealt with Pablo Picasso. Now, season 3 will tell the story of Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who became the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watch the latest Genius: Aretha trailer below.
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Two years after Aretha Franklin‘s death, Hollywood is looking to immortalize the Queen of Soul in two separate projects. And after one of them, MGM’s feature film called Respect, was pushed into an awards season-friendly date last week, National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha has been postponed until later in the year. Read More »
The new season of Genius shines the spotlight on Aretha Franklin, with Cynthia Erivo playing the legendary singer. The series is the first of two different dramatized portraits of Franklin’s life, the second being the upcoming movie Respect starring Jennifer Hudson. Genius: Aretha will explore Franklin’s life and career, and has the distinction of being the first-ever authorized story based on Franklin’s life. Watch the Genius: Aretha trailer below.
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