KING RICHARD Trailer Tells The Story of Venus and Serena Williams and Their Dad.
Warner Bros has released the first trailer for King Richard, which will tell the true story of world-renowned tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams as well as their father. Or, at least, the Hollywood version of it. In fact, it looks like the film puts more of a focus on Venus and Serena’s dad, which makes sense because Will Smith takes on that role. Well, also… the film is titled King Richard.
Aunjanue Ellis also stars as the mother of the tennis superstars. Saniyaa Sidney takes on the role of Venus Williams, while Demi Singleton will play Serena Williams. Tony Goldwyn will play coach Paul Cohen and Jon Bernthal takes on the role of coach Rick Macci. The ensemble cast also includes Andy Bean, Kevin Dunn, and Craig Tate.
Here’s the synopsis:
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).
The film comes from director Reinaldo Marcus. King Richard hits theaters and HBO Max on November 19th.
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