Will Smith will play Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, in the movie “King Richard.” The two-time Oscar nominee is set to play Richard Williams, the father of tennis greats Venus Williams and Serena Williams.
The movie will focus on Zach Baylin, who wrote a script based on their father, Richard William’s life.
This video of Richard Williams defending Venus's confidence when she was 14 yr old is the best video on the internet pic.twitter.com/NqnCRJsLLf
— Disco Ric (@RicWilson) August 29, 2018
King Richard is written by Zach Baylin and follows the Williams family as Serena and Venus grew to be two of the greatest tennis players in the world. The story depicts how Richard, with no tennis background, overcame tremendous hardship and drew up at a 78-page plan for the girls’ professional tennis careers when they were just children.
The script was runner-up on the 2018 Black List. It is about Serena and Venus Williams’s dad, Richard Williams.