A film, and performance, on everyone’s mind when it comes to (very early) Oscar predictions for next year is undoubtedly Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson as the icon Aretha Franklin in the upcoming film Respect.
Today we’ve got a new look at some stills from the film, the feature directing debut of Tony nominee Liesl Tommy. The film tells the story of Franklin’s career from her childhood singing in her father’s church choir through her ascendance to one of the greatest legends of all-time.
Alongside Hudson, the film stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, and Mary J. Blige.
Get your look at the new stills below, and see the film when it releases in theaters on August 13th