The world has been given the first look at US actress and singer Jennifer Hudson as late music legend Aretha Franklin in the forthcoming biopic, Respect

The film, based on Franklin's life, is expected to be released in late 2020; watch the teaser below.

Respect, directed by Liesl Tommy, also stars Forest Whitaker, Mary J Blige, Marc Maron and Marlon Wayans.

Franklin was heavily involved in developing the film before her death in August 2018. The soul icon passed away at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.