via TheBelleReport: Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skye […]

via BlackAmericaWeb/Veronica Wells: With Aretha Franklin’s Bio-Pic already in the works…One of her sons is not pleased….Aretha’s son, Kecalf Franklin, hopped on Facebook to share his grievances. According to the Detroit Free Press, Kecalf, who goes by the name Eradesent Views on Facebook, wrote in all caps: “Once again…the Franklin family (does not) support the movie that is in production!!!!! […]

via eurweb/NY MAGEE In an recent interview with People Magazine actress Jennifer Hudson says that she hopes to make Aretha Franklin “proud” with her portrayal of the late music icon in an upcoming biopic. Prior to her death in August 2018 at age 76 due to pancreatic cancer, Franklin made clear that there was only one […]

via people: Wow! Jennifer Hudson is transforming herself into The late Aretha Franklin!!! This past  Tuesday, the Dreamgirls actress, 38, was photographed in New York City while on the set of Respect, the 2020 biopic film based on the life of Aretha Franklin. CLICK HERE to read story

via EEWMagazine/Tony Harris: Fans of the late Aretha Franklin were already ecstatic when they first learned Jennifer Hudson would portray the “Queen of Soul” in her upcoming biopic. Now, there’s even more reason to celebrate since Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, actor Marlon Wayans, Broadway star Audra McDonald, and Oscar-nominee Mary J. Blige have all signed on, […]

via FirstLadyB: From Harriett Tubman to Aretha Franklin, Cynthia Erivo is booked and busy ya’ll. National Geographic has tapped Cynthia Erivo to play Aretha Franklin in the third installment of the anthology series, ” Genius: Aretha“ Billed as the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of Franklin, Genius: Aretha will begin filming in November for a spring 2020 premiere […]

via FirstLadyB: According to reports. what the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin passed away last year she had nearly a million dollars in uncashed checks. An inventory following her death found that Franklin had a check for $702,711.90 from Sound Exchange and Screen Writers Guild as well as uncashed checks to her publishing company, Springtime Publishing, from EMI, BMI, Carlin […]

via CNN: A year after a rare form of cancer ended the life of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, her memory is inspiring more funding to try to find a cure. The Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research has been launched by the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) in Boston, the Detroit Free Press reported. Franklin died on […]

via globalgrind: The Producer for the up-coming bio-pic “Aretha” are looking for someone to play young “Aretha” Yes!! she started singing at an early age at her fathers church back in the day. CLICK HERE to read story

viaBCNN1: Michigan’s governor has signed legislation honoring the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday approved the bill to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the “Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway.” Franklin died in Detroit last year after battling pancreatic cancer The Democratic governor notes in a statement that Franklin’s “creativity […]

via Joy105: Singer Jennifer Hudson sings “Amazing Grace” in tribute to Aretha Franklin, who received a special music citation during the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners awards luncheon at Columbia University, Tuesday May 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)  With bad weather in Chicago on Monday and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson fretted at […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul,” including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the famous singer’s assets to […]