Aretha Franklin began singing in her father’s church choir when she was a youngster and went on to become a global musical sensation and icon.
- Rating: PG-13 (Violence|Strong Language|Mature Thematic Content|Smoking|Racial Epithets|Suggestive Material)
- Genre: Biography, Music, Drama
- Original Language: English
- Director: Liesl Tommy
- Producer: Scott Bernstein, Jonathan Glickman, Harvey Mason Jr.
- Writer: Tracey Scott Wilson
- Release Date (Theaters): Aug 13, 2021, Wide
- Production Co: Creative Wealth Media Finance, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Cinesite Animation, Bron Studios, Glickmania
Respect is a biographical musical drama film based on the life of American singer Aretha Franklin, directed by Liesl Tommy (on her feature film directing debut) from a script by Tracey Scott Wilson. Respect will have its global debut at the 74th Locarno Film Festival on August 13, 2021, and will be distributed theatrically in the United States by United Artists Releasing and worldwide by Universal Pictures on August 13, 2021.
On August 13, 2021, Respect will be released in theaters across the United States. It was supposed to be released in restricted quantities on December 25, 2020, then expanded on January 8, 2021, before becoming broad the following week.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was shifted to a single broad release on January 15, with no limited distribution, before being pushed back to August 2021. August 14, 2020, and October 9 were also previously announced as release dates. The film will be shown in the Piazza Grande section of the 74th Locarno Film Festival, which runs from August 4 to 14.
- Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin
- Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin
- Marlon Wayans as Ted White
- Audra McDonald as Barbara Franklin
- Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler
- Tituss Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland
HOW LONG IS THE RESPECT MOVIE?
The duration of the film is 2 hours and 25 minutes.
RESPECT (2021) RELEASE DATES
|Iceland||11 August 2021|
|Portugal||12 August 2021|
|Slovakia||12 August 2021|
|Canada||13 August 2021|
|Finland||13 August 2021|
|Lithuania||13 August 2021|
|Sweden||13 August 2021|
|USA||13 August 2021|
|Bulgaria||14 August 2021|
|France||18 August 2021|
|Australia||19 August 2021|
|New Zealand||19 August 2021|
|Saudi Arabia||19 August 2021|
|Denmark||26 August 2021|
|Germany||2 September 2021|
|Malaysia||2 September 2021|
|Netherlands||2 September 2021|
|Taiwan||3 September 2021|
|Argentina||9 September 2021|
|Brazil||9 September 2021|
|Serbia||9 September 2021|
|UK||10 September 2021|
|Ireland||10 September 2021|
|Spain||24 September 2021|
|Turkey||24 September 2021|
|Italy||7 October 2021|
|Singapore||7 October 2021|
|Russia||14 October 2021|
ALSO KNOWN AS (AKA)
|Argentina||Respect: La historia de Aretha Franklin|
|Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)||Респект|
|Canada (English title)||Respect|
|Mexico||Respect: La Historia De Aretha Franklin|
|(working title)||Untitled Aretha Franklin Biopic|
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