. Respect, with Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, was scheduled to reach theaters January 15th -- to coincide with the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. But with many multiplexes limited to 50 percent capacity or less, and others closed, MGM chose instead to wait out the pandemic.
Along with honoring the artist who blazed trails, broke barriers and was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,Respectis a star turn for Hudson, who won an Oscar forDreamgirlsand was personally selected for the role by Aretha Franklin. (Variety)