American actor, Will Smith will be playing the role of Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars, Venus and Serena Williams, in the forthcoming film “King Richard”
Warner Bros., which is owned by CNN’s parent company has made public this development.
“King Richard” is scheduled for release on November 19, “follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever”, CNN reports.
The movie also unveils the history of the rise of sports celebrities who have made a huge impact in the game of tennis; from Compton, California, kids to international phenoms.
Interestingly, they will serve as executive producers for the film, while Reinaldo Marcus Green is doing the job of a director for the film.
Saniyaa Sidney (“Hidden Figures,” “Fences”) stars as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton (TV’s “Godfather of Harlem”) stars as Serena Williams and Aunjanue Ellis (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” TV’s “Quantico”) plays their mother, Oracene “Brandi” Williams.