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WATCH: Teaser of Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in 'RESPECT' movie

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 12:00:14-05

(WXYZ) — Jennifer Hudson is set to star as Aretha Franklin in a new MGM movie titled "RESPECT."

According to the movie's description, it will follow the rise of Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church to "international superstardom."

"'RESPECT' is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice," according to the film's description.

Alongside Hudson, the film also stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald and Mary J. Blige.

The movie is set to be in theaters October 9, 2020.

Watch the teaser below: