Based on the true story that will inspire the world, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “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. Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Bad Boys for Life”) stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”).
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. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.
Aunjanue Ellis plays the girls’ mom, Oracene “Brandi” Williams, Saniyaa Sidney (“Fences”) stars as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton stars as Serena Williams, with Tony Goldwyn as coach Paul Cohen and Jon Bernthal (“Ford v Ferrari”) as coach Rick Macci. The ensemble also includes Andy Bean (“IT Chapter Two”). Green directed “King Richard” from a screenplay written by Zach Baylin. Isha Price, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith serve as the executive producers.
Will Smith was a guaranteed A-list box office star but his blockbusters haven’t done the business with Gemini Man bombing but Aladdin and with only Bad Boys 3 have seen a return to form and though he’s a very good straight dramatic actor his dramas have not fared well at the box office either. But the King Richard trailer looks very good so we’re hoping this is a return to form.
King Richard will be released nationwide on 19th November 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures
Watch the King Richard trailer HERE ……