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Aretha Franklin Biopic Finds Its Director in Liesl Tommy

AceShowbiz Friday, 11 January 2019
Jennifer Hudson, who has been attached to 'Respect', expresses her excitement to work on the project under the leadership of the Tony Award-nominated theater director.
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News video: Aretha Franklin Biopic In The Works

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MGM announced on Thursday that it has tapped stage and television director Liesl Tommy to helm “Respect,” the studio’s Aretha Franklin biopic. Tommy, a South African-born American stage director, is best known for her direction of the 2016 Tony-nominated play “Eclipsed,” which was written...

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