Will Smith Sets the Stage as Venus and Serena Williams’ Father in ‘King Richard’

Will Smith’s legendary resume of star biopic roles continues to grow with the upcoming release of King Richard. The biographical drama directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin captures the life and times of father and coach of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams.

The film was announced back in March 2019 and last week the trailer revealed just how moving the drama is set to be, with the cast including Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene “Brandy” Price, Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton as Serena Williams, Tony Goldwyn as Paul Cohen, Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci, and Dylan McDermott as Will Hodges.

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s previous works include 2018’s Monsters and Men and 2020’s Joe Bell. King Richard will release on November 19, 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max and will surely be in awards talks with Smith leading a star-studded cast of veteran voices and rising new talent.

(L-r) AUNJANUE ELLIS as Oracene “Brandi” Williams, MIKAYLA BARTHOLOMEW as Tunde Price, WILL SMITH as Richard Williams, SANIYYA SIDNEY as Venus Williams, DEMI SINGLETON as Serena Williams and DANIELE LAWSON as Isha Price in Warner Bros. Pictures’ inspiring drama “KING RICHARD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.