Respect (Film) Release Date 2021, Cast Lists, Plot and Story Explained

Respect (Film) Release Date 2021, Cast Lists, Plot and Story Explained

Respect is an upcoming American biographical musical drama film. The film is directed by Liesl Tommy. The film is based on the life of American singer and civil rights activist Aretha Franklin.


Respect (Film) Release Date 2021, Cast Lists, Plot and Story Explained


Respect Release Date 2021

Respect Release Date 2021 : The movie is set to be theatrically released in the United States on August 13, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was switched to a sole wide release on January 15, without a limited release. It was originally scheduled for a limited release on December 25, 2020, followed by an expansion on January 8, 2021.

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Respect Cast Lists

Here is the complete list of the film Respect:

  • Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin : Recording artist who was a finalist on the third season of American Idol. She then transitioned into acting and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie White in the 2006 film Dreamgirls.
  • Skye Dakota Turner as young Aretha Franklin : She is an actress, known for Respect (2021), Good Morning America (1975)
  • Forest Whitaker as C. L. Franklin : He is an American Actor Oscar winner for his portrayal of dictator Idi Amin in 2006's The Last King of Scotland.
  • Marlon Wayans as Ted White : He is an American Youngest Wayans brother who first became known to audiences on the TV series In Living Color and The Wayans Bros.
  • Audra McDonald as Barbara Siggers Franklin : Tony Award-winning theater and television actress who portrayed Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's Private Practice.
  • Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler : Stand-up comedian who hosts the popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron where he has in-depth conversations with rising comedy stars and legends alike.
  • Tituss Burgess as James Cleveland : Famous for his Critics' Choice Television Award-nominated portrayal of Titus Andromedon in the Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
  • Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin : She is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play and an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance for her role in Danai Gurira's play Eclipsed in 2016.
  • Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin : She is an American actress and singer. Kilgore is best known for her performance as Ti Moune in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island.
  • Tate Donovan as John Hammond : Actor known for playing the role of Tom Shayes in the drama, Damages and who voiced the Greek hero, Hercules in the animated film.
  • Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington :  Her most popular songs include "Be Without You," "Real Love," "My Life," and "Not Gon' Cry." In 2019, she began appearing in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy.
  • Heather Headley as Clara Ward : R&B singer-songwriter who received a Grammy Award in 2010 for her R&B Gospel album Audience of One.
  • Lodric D. Collins as Smokey Robinson : He is an American actor and producer who is best known for Grimm, Dutch Kills, and All My Children.

Respect Plot and Story Explained

Respect Plot & Story Explained : It is a biopic about the life of legendary diva Aretha Franklin. Moreover, Franklin herself was involved with the development up until her death on August 16, 2018.

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