ATLANTA — The highly-anticipated biopic on the life of legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is currently in production in Atlanta.

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson stars in the movie alongside Marlon Wayans.

“Respect” will feature the untold story about the star’s rise to stardom.  So far, it appears that the basecamp sign used as the working title for this movie is “QOS”. So, if you see the production in your neighborhood, please tell The A-Scene Facebook group.

Hudson, revealed that the movie is currently being filmed at Tyler Perry Studios.

"It was exciting enough to sing for @tylerperry studio opening and I’m just as excited to shoot here today ! #Respect," she wrote.

Producers are currently casting new skilled musicians to be actors for upcoming scenes for the project.

Southern Casting reports Marinella Hume Casting is the agency handling the call.

Scenes will be set during the 1950s, and African American and Caucasian men are encouraged to apply.

Musicians interested in the roles, must submit a video playing an instrument to any Aretha Franklin songs.

The casting call also revealed that actors considered for this role may also be considered for Barry Jenkins’ upcoming Amazon series “Underground Railroad”.

“I am also seeking African American men smaller in size for Barry Jenkins series shooting on the 22nd Friday in the general Atlanta area that can mimic a banjo so ant guitar and bass players will work a paid fitting is required for all of these roles,” the producer shared in the post.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, submit your info to with the subject line: Musician/Video (List instrument)


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