The first trailer for Aretha Franklin biopic movie Respect has landed, giving us our first look at Jennifer Hudson as the soul icon.
Cynthia Erivo is following up her Oscar nomination for 'Harriet' with another take on an American icon.
The British actor will portray the 'Queen of Soul' in a TV series, with the full approval of the late singer's family.
<strong>UPDATE</strong>: The great Dan Aykroyd read Deadline’s recent tribute to Aretha Franklin’s performance in <em>Blues Brothers</em>, and had a different recollection of events surrounding him not starring in <em> Animal House</em> than did John Landis, who directed both films and recalled that <em>Saturday Night Live’</em>s Lorne Michaels kept Aykroyd from joining his pal Belushi in the frat house classic because several cast members from the then white-hot show were peeling off to do films. Landis also…