Today, Warner Bros revealed the trailer for King Richard, a look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams, played by two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith.
The film is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin. Aunjanue Ellis (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” TV’s “Quantico”) plays the girls’ mom, Oracene “Brandi” Williams, Saniyaa Sidney (“Hidden Figures,” “Fences”) stars as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton (TV’s “Godfather of Harlem”) stars as Serena Williams, with Tony Goldwyn (the “Divergent” series, TV’s “Scandal”) as coach Paul Cohen and Jon Bernthal (upcoming “The Many Saints of Newark,” “Ford v Ferrari”) as coach Rick Macci. The ensemble also includes Andy Bean (“IT Chapter Two”), Kevin Dunn (the “Transformers” films, HBO’s “Veep”) and Craig Tate (“Greyhound”).
Warner Bros will release King Richard in theaters and on HBO Max November 19. Here is the trailer.
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