We had a Queen biopic, now it’s the Queen of Soul’s turn with a first look at Respect, which is based on the life of Aretha Franklin.

The film, named after her signature tune, is set to follow Ms Franklin’s career from her days as a child singing in her father’s church’s choir right through to her international superstardom.

The feature debut of director Liesl Tommy, Jennifer Hudson takes the title role, with the cast roster also boasting Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner and Mary J. Blige.

Now expected in cinemas in 2021, here’s our first look at it:

Aretha at JB.