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Playbill reports:

Hot on the kitten heels of the release of the Cats movie, Jennifer Hudson goes from Grizabella’s torn garb to the glitz of Aretha Franklin. Watch the teaser for the Oscar winner’s star turn as the Queen of Soul in the biopic Respect below.

The first look offers a taste of Hudson’s knockout rendition of the title anthem. The film, directed by Tony nominee Liesl Tommy and penned by Tracey Scott Wilson, will also feature Tony winners Audra McDonald and Heather Headley as Franklin’s mother Barbara and gospel singer Clara Ward.