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Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin Biopic “Respect” Delayed by 7 Months; MGM also Pulls “Tomb Raider 2” Off Schedule

Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in Respect (MGM)

Early last week, MGM announced that it would postpone release dates for two of its upcoming theatrical releases. The Aretha Franklin biopic Respect starring Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson, had been set for release on January 15, 2021, to capitalize on the MLK holiday weekend. Its new release date will be August 13, 2021. MGM also announced that its upcoming sequel in the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider franchise would move off of its scheduled date of March 19, 2021 release, with no new release date yet set. All eyes are set on Warner Bros. and their plans to introduce Wonder Woman 1984 to theatres on Christmas Day.

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