With the South African-born Liesl Tommy has film studio MGM, after a long search, a director found for ‘Respect’, a biographical film about the death last year of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. That has the Film yesterday communicated. Already it was known that actress Jennifer Hudson in the role of the legendary singer will crawl.
Tommy, so far known as teaching, turns out to be a big fan of Franklin. The queen of soul, “was her first musical love”, so tweette they. Franklin “is everything”.
The Afro-American singer died in August of last year at the age of 76 from cancer. Even before Franklin’s death had Oscrwinnares Hudson, known from ‘Dreamgirls’, made it clear that they are ever the role of the journalist wanted to play.
The screenplay of the biopic is written by Callie Khouri, who had previously been the script for the classic ‘Thelma and Louise’ dated. The film wants to be the life of Franklin of her childhood in the church choir to its peak as a Grammy-winning superstar. Music Producer Harvey Mason Jr., with Franklin as with Hudson has worked, is aboard the project as a film producer.