Will Smith, father of Venus and Serena Williams, in King Richard trailer

The true story of the Williams sisters, or how their father trained them to become tennis champions.

How do you make champions? Obviously, Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena, had the recipe. The biopic King richard will tell his story, that of a determined man, who raised two of the greatest sportswomen of all time, who will end up marking the world of tennis forever. Will smith plays a stern dad, uncompromising, but devoted to his children in the trailer for King richard that Warner Bros. has just unveiled:

The pitch reveals: “Knowing precisely the future he wants to build for his daughters, Richard has planned everything to make Venus and Serena Williams legendary figures: thanks to his unorthodox methods, he will succeed in taking them from the streets of Compton to the courts. of tennis from the biggest international championships. This deeply moving film is a testament to the importance of family, perseverance and unwavering faith in others, which makes it possible to lift mountains and make a lasting mark on the world. “

Under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green, we will also find at the casitng Aunjanue Ellis, in the role of Oracene “Brandi” Williams, the mother of the two daughters. To play Venus and Serena, Saniyaa Sidney and Demi Singleton were chosen. As for the coaches, we will see Tony Goldwyn and Jon Bernthal.

Serena and Venus Williams are producers on the project. King richard is announced for release on November 18, 2021.

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