*J-Hud and RBG are teaming up for the big screen.
Jennifer Hudson will sing “I’ll Fight” for the upcoming documentary “RBG,” about the life and legal legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Written and arranged by legendary songwriter Diane Warren, the theme song will be released by Epic Records on May 4 to coincide with the domestic release of the film.
“RBG” is told through the voices of Ginsburg’s friends, former clients, and colleagues, and includes interviews with historic figures and her family, including Gloria Steinem, Eugene Scalia, NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Lilly Ledbetter, and others. In recent years, Justice Ginsburg, now approaching her 25th year of service on the U.S. Supreme Court in the summer of 2018, has also become an intergenerational pop culture icon.
“Last year, I wrote ‘Stand Up For Something’ for ‘Marshall,’ the film about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall,” Warren said. “Now, I have written a song, ‘I’ll Fight,’ for another legendary Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It has been an honor to write a song about such a badass, inspiring, and iconic woman. And, it’s a dream-come-true to have my friend, Jennifer Hudson, one of the greatest voices on the planet, sing this song.”
“RBG” is directed and produced by award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films. (Watch the trailer above.)
Hudson has won two Grammys and an Academy Award for best supporting actress for “Dreamgirls.”