Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect and Rumble Delayed

Last week, Sony Pictures delayed Ghostbusters: Afterlife from its March 2021 release date for a hopefully more certain release date later that summer. It turns out they aren’t the only ones worried about the early months of next year being a viable release window in theaters.

MGM has pushed back their Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, and Paramount Pictures is delaying their animated monster wrestling movie Rumble, both previously slated for release in mid-January 2021. Meanwhile, MGM has also removed Tomb Raider 2 from their release calendar, which had been sitting on the schedule for a March 2021 release. Get the details below. Read More »

respect trailer

What you want in an Oscar contender, baby, Jennifer Hudson‘s got it. The Dreamgirls Oscar winner is gunning for her second trophy with Respect, an upcoming biopic about Aretha Franklin in which Hudson will play the Queen of Soul and sing her legendary songs. Watch the Respect trailer below.

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respect release date

Finally, a piece of release date news that’s not a depressing coronavirus-related delay. MGM is pushing the release date of the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, which stars Jennifer Hudson as the powerful-voiced singer, for Christmas Day, with the intention of propping it up as an awards season contender. The film was originally set to arrive in October.

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respect teaser

Jennifer Hudson is coming for that Oscar, so everyone might want to get the hell out of her way. The actress and singer can currently be seen in Tom Hooper’s nightmarish Cats, and while she’s probably not about to get an awards season nod for that, come next year, all bets are off. Because Hudson stars as the legendary Aretha Franklin in Respect. Not only is Hudson playing Franklin, she’s also singing Franklin’s songs, which is no easy feat. Watch the Respect teaser below.

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