Aretha Franklin‘s youngest son has slammed the forthcoming Jennifer Hudson-starring biopic, “Respect,” claiming he and his household had no enter.

“How can you make a movie about a person and not talk to the persons sons or grandchildren about important information?” Kecalf Franklin wrote Saturday on Facebook, writing in all capital letters.

He additionally spoke out towards the upcoming guide about Franklin, “The Queen Next Door,” written by photojournalist Linda Solomon.

“How can you put a persons family (image) in a book and not ask permission?” Kecalf continued. “If you are a ‘real’ fan of my mothers….please do not support this. Ask yourself….would you want this done to you?”

He famous the “Queen of Soul,” who died in August 2018 at age 76, solely accepted of Hudson’s casting.

“Everything else is being done against our wishes,” he ended the submit.

Kecalf’s late mom’s property has been managed by her niece, Sabrina Owens, however has since come into query since three handwritten wills have been found within the “A Natural Woman” singer’s sofa cushions. A choose subsequently dominated in August {that a} handwriting professional might study the paperwork.

Judge Jennifer Callaghan additionally positioned the administration of Franklin’s property underneath courtroom supervision, which meant the courtroom would have a job in main choices about her property.

David Bennett, Aretha Franklin’s longtime legal professional and lead counsel for Franklin’s property, advised the Detroit Free Press of Kecalf’s Facebook submit, “He does not speak for the family. I know he doesn’t speak for his brother Ted White or his brother Clarence Franklin. The grandchildren have absolutely nothing to do with this. What he’s really doing is talking for himself.”

Bennett additionally advised the outlet an MGM consultant contacted him in regards to the social media submit and “they’re not happy about it.”

“Respect” started filming final fall and is scheduled for Oct. 9 launch.

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