Originally posted on 11/6/2019
Another movie is filming in Harlem this week, and it's a biggie.
“Respect,” the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, has been shooting in the Mount Morris Park Historic District since the weekend.
Various media outlets ran photos of the American Idol star filming a scene on Sunday with costar Marlon Wayans, who plays Ted White, Franklin's first husband.
Yesterday vintage cars from the 1950s and '60s lined W 121st Street between Lenox Avenue and Mt. Morris Park West as the film crew prepped the area for another movie scene.
Hudson was handpicked by the Queen of Soul before she died in 2018.
The movie’s producers told Deadline: “We were given the rare privilege to work with Ms. Franklin directly to curate the stories she most wanted to share....Over the years, she imparted to us how important it was to her that we share her story on the big screen and how important it was to have Jennifer in this role.”
The movie is set to hit theaters in August 2020.