7 photos of Jennifer Hudson and cast in Aretha Franklin biopic

2019-11-04 10:54
 
Jennifer Hudson filming scenes for 'Respect' in Ne

Cape Town – Jennifer Hudson is every bit the Queen of Soul in scenes for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic.

Filming for the movie kicked off in Georgia in September.

The Academy Award-winning actress was pictured on set in New York on Saturday with co-star Marlon Wayans, who will play the singer's first husband, Ted White.

The upcoming film titled Respect will reportedly centre on her rise to fame from singing as a child in her father's choir to becoming a music superstar.

South Africa and Tony award-winner Liesl Tommy makes her big screen directorial debut.

READ MORE: SA director Liesl Tommy to helm Aretha Franklin biopic

Other cast members include Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Mary J. Blige and Tituss Burgess.

In the pictures, Jennifer is seen sitting in a blue Cadillac alongside Marlon.

According to the DailyMail, the scene is reportedly set in 1966 and sees Marlon collecting money from a group of prostitutes while Jennifer sits in the passenger seat waiting for him to return.

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Jennifer Hudson filming scenes for the movie, Resp

Scenes for the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect fil


Jennifer Hudson and Marlon Wayans filming scenes f

Jennifer Hudson and Marlon Wayans filming scenes f

Jennifer Hudson filming scenes for the movie, Resp

Marlon Wayans filming scenes for the movie Respect

The film is set to be released on Friday, 14 August 2020.

(Photos: Greatstock/Splash, Backgrid)

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