Jennifer Hudson stars in ‘Respect’ as the Queen of Soul.
‘Genius: Aretha’ starts production in November, and will premiere this spring.
The music icon is the first woman to receive a special citation honor.
“It is a transcendent film,” one critic writes.
The long-awaited concert documentary will be released in April.
After technical difficulties and copyright issues, the 1972 film is finally making its debut.
Stage and TV director Liesl Tommy will helm “Respect” for MGM.
Reps for the late singer said the fed’s $8 million bill was too high.
CBS will televise the event sometime in 2019.
“Amazing Grace” will debut on Monday, Nov. 12.