Will Smith headlines the upcoming biopic King Richard, the father of Venus and Serena Williams: see the trailer here.

You won’t see him in the ensemble for the incoming The Suicide Squad, but you’ll happily find Will Smith amongst the extensive cast list for the upcoming King Richard. This is the film that tells the story of Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena.

Smith takes the lead role in a film that promises to explore the family story behind the astonishing sporting success of the Williams sisters. And alongside him in the cast are Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn, Dylan McDermott, Susie Abromeit, Aunjanue Ellis, Noah Bean, Hannah Barefoot, Judith Chapman, Andy Bean, Katrina Begin, Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton.

Reinaldo Marcus Green directs the film, and the first trailer for it has landed. It looks like this…

Zack Baylin has penned the script for the film, that will be released on November 19th here in the UK. We’ll leave you with the official synopsis…

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 legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.

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