Aretha Franklin biopic 'Respect' with Jennifer Hudson pushed back to August 2021 release date
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"Respect" is once again shifting its release date.
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The Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson was originally set to debut in August of this year before the coronavirus pandemic prompted the release to shift to Jan. 15.
Now, MGM has delayed the release to Aug. 13, 2021. The studio also pulled "Tomb Raider 2" from its March 19 release date, per Variety.
Hudson, who was personally selected for the role by Franklin herself, was considered a strong contender for an Oscar for the flick, but the release date will leave her out of this year's awards, as well as other critically-friendly co-stars Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker and Audra McDonald.
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