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Jennifer Hudson doesn't try to mimic Aretha Franklin so much as channel her spirit. Franklin was heavily involved in the development of Respect up until her death in 2018, and she reportedly handpicked Hudson to star in it. United Artists hide caption

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Aretha Franklin Biopic Pays Proper 'Respect' To The Queen Of Soul

Even well-worn notes can sound freshly resonant in the right hands. A new film about Franklin's early years doesn't entirely avoid biopic conventions, but there's real intelligence and feeling in it.

Jennifer Hudson doesn't try to mimic Aretha Franklin so much as channel her spirit. Franklin was heavily involved in the development of Respect up until her death in 2018, and she reportedly handpicked Hudson to star in it. United Artists hide caption

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Aretha Franklin Biopic Pays Proper 'Respect' To The Queen Of Soul

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From WHYY in Philadelphia