Will Smith Portrays Venus and Serena Williams’ Father in the upcoming film ‘King Richard’


Warner Bros released the first trailer for ‘King Richard,’ starring Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father of two iconic tennis players Venus and Serena Williams.

The film follows the true, inspirational story of how an undeterred father’s drive created two extraordinary athletes, Venus Williams (played by Saniyya Sidney) and Serena Williams (played by Demi Singleton) who changed the sport of tennis forever.

Richard had big dreams for all his daughters; the film depicts some of the unconventional practices that he used to mold Venus and Serena Williams into two of the greatest tennis players of all time.

“This world ain’t never had no respect for Richard Williams,” Ricard tells his daughters in the trailer. “But they’re going to have respect for y’all.”

The biopic demonstrates the power of family, perseverance. It gives insight into the challenges that the young athletes faced while growing up.

Venus and Serena Williams are executive producers for the project, alongside their sister Isha Price.

King Richard will release in theaters on November 9th, 2021. The sports drama will also be available to stream on HBO Max following.

Get your first glance at the highly anticipated film below.