Will Smith Becomes The Father Of The Williams Sisters In ‘King Richard’

Will Smith gives life to the father of the sisters Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard, Warner Bros. film directed by Latino Reinaldo Marcus Green and released its first trailer.

The two-time Oscar nominee for best actor, always in the leading role, for his work in But (2001) and Looking for happiness (2006), here he gets into the shoes of Richard Williams, who from Compton, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles (USA), led his daughters to the top of world tennis.

The trailer gives some glimpses of the difficulties the Williams sisters faced, ranging from racism to machismo, and how their father completely turned to them to become stars of the racket that they ended up being.

Wil Smith and another successful characterization, in “King Richard.” Photo WB

Serena has won a total of 39 Grand Slam titles: 23 of them singles (record in the open era, both between women and men), 14 in women’s doubles (all with her sister Venus) and 2 in mixed doubles (both with Max Mirnyi).

“Venus and Serena are going to rock the world,” says Smith in this first preview of King Richard.

When it premieres

The film will be released on November 19 in theaters in the United States and on the streaming service. HBO Max at the same time.

Smith, with Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, who play Venus and Serena Williams. Photo WB

Smith, with Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, who play Venus and Serena Williams. Photo WB

Smith was also involved in this film as a producer, while his wife, also actress Jada Pinkett Smith, is listed as an executive producer.

Additionally, both Venus and Serena Williams are executive producers of King Richard.

Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton play Venus and Serena Williams, respectively, in this film, which also features actors Aunjanue Ellis, Tony Goldwyn, Jon Bernthal, and Dylan McDermott. The script was written by Zach Baylin.

Will Will Smith get his rare Oscar nomination? Photo WB

Will Will Smith get his rare Oscar nomination? Photo WB

King Richard It represents a very important leap in the career of Marcus Green, a filmmaker of Puerto Rican origin who caught the attention of the film industry with Monsters and Men (2018).

That film, which starred John David Washington (the actor from Tenet and also from The KKKlan Infiltrator), won the special jury award for Best American First Feature at the Sundance Independent Film Festival.

The director released the independent film last week Joe Bell, with Mark Wahlberg leading its cast.

Will Smith en "Independence Day": Almost does not star in it ... Photo File Clarín

Will Smith in “Independence Day”: he hardly stars in it … Photo File Clarín

He has another very interesting project on the horizon, since in March it became known that Paramount hired him as the director of a biographical film about the musician Bob Marley.

On the other hand, a few weeks ago, when the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Independence Day, its director Roland Emmerich aired that the 20 Th Century Fox studio did not want Will Smith to lead the cast of the film.

“Ethan Hawke was on our list (to play the title role), but I thought he was too young at the time. It was pretty clear that they had to be Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum (the leads). That was the combo we thought of. The studio said: ‘No, we don’t like Will Smith. It is not proven. It doesn’t work in international markets, ‘”Emmerich told The Hollywood Reporter.