"Respect" is once again shifting its release date.
Now, MGM has delayed the release to Aug. 13, 2021. The studio also pulled "Tomb Raider 2" from its March 19 release date, per Variety.
Hudson, who was personally selected for the role by Franklin herself, was considered a strong contender for an Oscar for the flick, but the release date will leave her out of this year's awards, as well as other critically-friendly co-stars Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker and Audra McDonald.
Marlon Wayans and Tituss Burgess both have roles as well.
Reps for MGM did not immediately respond to Fox Business' request for comment.
"Respect" is directed by Tony-nominated director Liesl Tommy and was written by Oscar-winner Callie Khouri ("Thelma & Louise").
Scott Bernstein ("Straight Outta Compton") is among the film's producers, as is Harvey Mason Jr., who has written and produced music for Franklin and Hudson both.
Hudson won an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for her performance in 2006's "Dreamgirls" and has appeared in several high-profile projects since then, such as "Sex and the City," "Empire" and more.
She's won two Grammys -- one in 2008 and another in 2016.
A music legend, Franklin netted 14 Grammys and 44 additional nominations.
"Respect" is, of course, just one of many films to be shuffling release dates as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.
"Tenet" served as the summer's big blockbuster, but performed poorly due to closed theaters and safety concerns. "Wonder Woman 1984" is largely considered 2021's final cinematic hope, but its Christmas day release is beginning to look rather questionable as theaters in massive moviegoing markets like New York City remain shutdown.