Jennifer Hudson headed to Detroit for ‘Respect’ screening

The star of Aretha Franklin’s biopic is earning her way to the Queen of Soul’s hometown.

Jennifer Hudson, Franklin’s handpicked choice as lead actress in “Respect,” will be in Detroit on Sunday for a host of things to do, which includes a private screening of the movie with spouse and children and close friends of the late singer.

The Motor Metropolis stop by comes as excitement builds for the Aug. 13 launch of “Respect” in U.S. theaters.

The MGM film, which chronicles Franklin’s daily life and profession from her youth by the early ’70s, will also participate in in about 500 cinemas nationwide Aug. 8, in a sneak preview arranged by the ticketing services Fandango. The function consists of quite a few metro Detroit showings.

Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in "Respect."

Hudson’s Detroit excursion will come in tandem with the Sunday opening of a Detroit Historic Museum exhibit that includes wardrobe from the movie. The show, titled “Regard” and opening to the general public at 1 p.m. Sunday, features 1960s-design costumes and extras, alongside with Franklin artifacts from the museum’s have assortment.

The display will be housed in the museum’s Motor City Audio Exhibition place and will run through at minimum the end of August.