Warner Bros. has released an official trailer for King Richard. The upcoming biographical feature-length film stars Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father and coach of tennis pros Serena and Venus Williams.
I’m a sucker for a good “based on a true story” motion picture and this looks to fit that bill. It’s nice to see Will Smith flex his acting chops again. Cannot wait to see this film in theaters. Do you think Smith can snag an Oscar nomination next year?
In addition to Smith, the film also stars Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Dylan McDermott.
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.
King Richard highlights one father’s relentless drive and unapologetic vision to change the game. Determined to do things his way, Richard Williams made a plan and defied the odds by raising not one, but two of the greatest athletes of all time: Venus and Serena Williams (who executive produced the film alongside their sister Isha Price).
King Richard hits theaters and HBO Max on November 19, 2021.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?