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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Aretha Franklin ‘Respect’ Biopic Now Has Director and Writer!

The biopic now has a director and writer, so things are moving along! Stage director Liesel Tommy is set to direct and Callie Khouri will write the script.

Jennifer Hudson was selected to play the Aretha Franklin role by the Queen of Soul herself back in January 2018.

Liesel Tommy was nominated for a Tony Award for directing Eclipsed, the 2016 Broadway production starring Lupita Nyong’o and she’ll also be directing Trevor Noah’s autobiography.

Callie Khouri penned Thelma & Louise (1991).

This biopic sure has a strong backbone!

 

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Wed 19

The Mountain Winery – 2019 Concert Series

May 25 @ 12:00 am - October 11 @ 11:30 pm
Wed 19

Juvenile Justice & The Color of Law

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 5 @ 7:00 pm
Wed 19

Alameda County Fair

June 14 @ 11:00 am - July 7 @ 11:00 pm
Wed 19

Bible Study with Bishop Kevin D. Barnes Sr.

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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