With the Tokyo Olympics officially underway and athletes in the public eye, it’s the perfect time for Warner Brothers to release the trailer for their latest sports film, King Richard, the about the man behind real-life tennis champions Venus and Serena. Williams. Will Smith (Concussion) plays Richard Williams, Venus and Serena’s father, as he pushes them to become better, faster, stronger and more independent so they can change the world.
This is not the first time Smith has taken on a biographical role, the first was as Mohammad Ali in the sports drama Ali, followed by the role of struggling salesman Chris Gardner, who worked hard to provide a life and a home for his family. son in The Pursuit of Happyness. More recently, Smith has starred in the third Bad Boys film, Bad Boys for Life, the sci-fi horror film Gemini Man, Disney’s live-action film Aladdin, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion .
Check out the trailer and synopsis to find out King Richard below.
Based on a true story that will inspire the world, Warner Bros.’ “King Richard” Pictures follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undaunted father who raised two of the most talented athletes of all time, who would ultimately change the sport . of tennis forever. Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Bad Boys for Life”) stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”).
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 iconic artists. legendary statue. This deeply moving film shows the power of family, perseverance, and unwavering faith as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.
King Richard is scheduled to hit theaters on November 14 and will stream on HBO Max for the first 31 days after release.