“Love” has a dual meaning in the upcoming film “King Richard.”
Will Smith to star as 'King Richard' in film about Venus and Serena Williams
Will Smith is Richard Williams, father to Venus and Serena, in the newly released trailer for Reinaldo Marcus Green’s upcoming biopic King Richard.
The official “King Richard” synopsis from Warner Bros. reads: “Based on the true story that will inspire the world, ‘King Richard’ follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. ‘King Richard’ is a profoundly moving film that shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.”
“I wrote me a 78-page plan for their whole career before they was even born,” says the senior Williams in the clip.
Co-starring are Saniyya Sidney (“Fences”) as Venus and Demi Singleton (“Godfather of Harlem”) as Serena.
“King Richard” will be released in theaters Nov. 19 and on HBO Max for 31 days following the theatrical release. Catch the new trailer up top.
“It’s really about my dad and how he literally changed the game and how this started,” Venus said during the January-aired chat. “He’s a revolutionary kind of person. I love him to death.”