Jennifer Hudson stars as the late Aretha Franklin in Respect, an upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul's life. The two-time Grammy winner opened up to Entertainment Tonight about her initial reaction upon learning Ms. Franklin handpicked her to tell her life story. "That's a lot, a lot,... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Courtney B. Vance shares a rare side of himself in the upcoming anthology series Genius: Aretha. Vance, who plays Aretha Franklin's father, C.L. Franklin, tells ABC Audio that channeling the "singing preacher" demanded a lot from him. "We're gonna hear some singing from me, so I definitely had to flex the... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- What made Aretha Franklin a genius? That topic is explored in the limited series Genius: Aretha, premiering Sunday night on National Geographic, and then the next day on Hulu. Emmy-winner Cynthia Erivo, who plays Franklin in the series, had some answers when she spoke... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- The upcoming Aretha Franklin biographical film Respect is the latest in a line of major films to see a delayed release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MGM has announced that the film, starring Jennifer Hudson as Franklin, is being pushed from its January 15, 2021 release date... Read More.