will smith as richard williams in king richard movie

Will Smith Portrays Venus and Serena Williams’ Dad In New Movie “King Richard!!!

Will Smith will play Richard Williams in the upcoming film, “King Richard”. Richard is the force behind two of the world’s greatest athletes of all time, Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

Will Smith In The Inspiring Role Of Richard Williams

At a very young age, Richard Williams of Compton, California trained his 2 young daughters in tennis. Little did he know that they would be the phenoms of the sport they are today. Or maybe he did know!

Will Smith as Richard Williams in King Richard

As reported at The Source, this is how the film’s official description 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.”

In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 photo, United States’ Serena Williams, left, embraces her sister, Venus, as she celebrates after winning the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

CAST Of “King Richard”

  • Will Smith as Richard Williams
  • Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams
  • Demi Singleton as Serena Williams
  • John Bernthal as Rick Macci
  • Aunjanue Ellis as Brandi Williams
  • Christopher Wallinger as John McEnroe
  • Judith Chapman as Nancy Reagan
  • Jimmy Walker Jr. as Old Patron

Everybody remembers when those 2 little black girls burst on the scene with all their white beads dangling on their heads. Venus and Serena, from the very beginning, would not be denied.

And one thing that was evident, was the influence their father had on them and their blossoming careers.

Richard Williams was confident that he had not one, but two Michael Jordan’s on his hands. Knowing and believing in the talents of his little girls, you hear Smith as Richard in the trailer proclaim –

“I wrote me a 78-page plan for their career…before they was even born.”

Great athletes are formed when Richard Williams dedicates himself to his children. Serena and Venus would not be who they are today, without the inspiration and foundation instilled in them by their father.

Check out the trailer –

Will Smith is excellent n the role of Serena and Venus’ dad. Check out the film in theatres and HBO Max on November 19th.

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