MGM pushes ‘Respect’ into August 2021 for next awards season

Tomb Raider 2 currently unset.In the latest release delay due to the pandemic, MGM has pushed its Aretha Franklin biopic Respect out of the current awards season and moved the US release from January 15, 2021, to August 13, 2021.The film, which stars Jennifer Hudson as the iconic late R&b singer, will open wide through UA Releasing and open internationally via Universal Pictures International.Screen understands executives at MGM and the film’s partner Bron Creative were particularly concerned about spikes and lockdowns across Europe, where cinemas have either been closing temporarily or reducing hours of operation.Ongoing uncertainty over when

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