But the first official trailer has launched overnight, and oh my gosh the end of 2020 can not come quick enough.
Franklin, who in 2018 died of pancreatic cancer at the age 76, was a producer on the film.
For fans of Aretha Franklin, this certainly looks like a must view while for those that aren't the film should provide some decent and insightful entertainment into the singer's life. At this time, Respect is still on schedule to open in theaters this December.
Aretha Franklin in February 2011. Liesl Tommy is making her feature film debut with "Respect".
The film begins with the struggles at Aretha's career and follows her through her massive rise to fame, culminating in her becoming the Queen of Soul. The movie's story is by Callie Khouri (Oscar victor for "Thelma & Louise") and Tracey Scott Wilson.
We can't think of anyone better than the vocal sensation that is Jennifer - who, let's not forget, scooped an Academy Award for her performance in Dreamgirls - to play the great singer.
Jennifer Hudson as Aretha has left no stones unturned already. You can check out the Respect trailer above, thanks to the MGM YouTube channel.