Deadline has reported that Jennifer Hudson is set to portray Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul in a new biopic that will hit theaters in 2020.

The biopic titled, Respect will take viewers along Franklin’s journey to stardom.

This isn’t Hudson’s first big screen role as her role as Effie White in Dreamgirls earned her an Oscar award back in 2006!

Jennifer Hudson performed at Aretha’s funeral back in August and will honor the Queen during Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul this Sunday, March 17th at 9PM EST on CBS.


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