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‘King Richard’ trailer, cast & more to know about Will Smith’s movie about Serena, Venus Williams’ dad

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‘King Richard’ trailer, cast & more to know about Will Smith’s movie about Serena, Venus Williams’ dad

A new tennis related movie comes to theaters on Friday, Nov. 19 starring the one and only Will Smith, who plays the father of Venus and Serena Williams.

The movie, titled “King Richard,” tells the origin story of the Williams sisters and how their father Richard played a big role in their tennis upbringing and their successes in the sport. 

Here’s everything you need to know about “King Richard,” including information about the movie, cast and the trailer.

When is ‘King Richard’ movie coming out?

The movie comes out on Friday, Nov. 19. Reinaldo Marcus Green directed the movie, and Will Smith along with Tim White and Trevor White produced the movie.

What is Will Smith’s ‘King Richard’ movie about?

“King Richard” follows the story of how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became the incredible athletes they are today. The story is focused around their father, Richard Williams, and his role in helping them learn and develop in tennis. He acted as their tennis coach in their formative years.

The movie also shines light on the difficulties the family had as a Black family in Compton, Cali., with limited opportunities to play tennis coming from their neighborhood. The story shows how Richard was able to overcome this boundaries to give his daughters opportunities to advance in tennis. 

Venus and Serena are in their tween and early teenage years in the movie’s timeline, and it leads up to Venus playing professionally at the US Open in the mid-90s. 

‘King Richard’ cast

  • Richard Williams: Will Smith
  • Venus Williams: Saniyya Sidney
  • Serena Williams: Demi Singleton
  • Brandy Williams: Aunjanue Ellis
  • Paul Cohen: Tony Goldwyn

Will Smith headlines “King Richard” playing Richard himself. This is both Saniyya Sidney’s and Demi Singleton’s first major roles, although they’ve appeared in a few other television series.  Aunjanue Ellis is best known for her role in the 2011 film “The Help,” while Tony Goldwyn is best known for his lead role in the television show “Scandal.”

‘King Richard’ trailer

Here’s the main Warner Brothers Studio trailer released for “King Richard.”

Can you stream the ‘King Richard’ movie?

If you don’t want to see “King Richard” in theaters, you can stream the movie on HBO Max exclusively. It is only available on the $14.99/month ad-free plan, which can be purchased here.

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