Mary J. Blige Lands Role In Aretha Franklin's Film "Respect"

HipHop News Posted on October 19, 2019 at 3:54am

Mary J. Blige Lands Role In Aretha Franklin's Film "Respect"

The queen of Hip Hop soul adds another entry to the performance of their curriculum.

Mary J. Blige, has joined the cast of Respect, a biopic about the legendary singer Aretha Franklin.

According to Deadline, the multi-Grammy Award-winning artist has been chosen as Dinah Washington, a prominent figure on the jazz scene in the 1950s. The film is another addition to Blige's illustrious acting career, which includes two oscar nominations and three Golden Globe nominations..centered-ad {

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Blige will accompany the companions of the singer Jennifer Hudson, who scored the main role as Franklin. Other notable additions include Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald and Marc Maron.

The film, which will be directed by Liesl Tommy and distributed by MGM Studios, begins filming next month, and is expected to hit theaters next August.

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