For some, playing sports growing up is a past-time or after-school activity to pass the time. For others, it’s a way to get themselves and their family out of a difficult situation. A lot of their inspiring stories have been turned into books and films for the rest of the world to celebrate and learn from. One of the next offerings from Warner Bros. Pictures is King Richard. This film tells the story of legendary athletes Venus and Serena Williams. You can check out the debut trailer down below!
Here is the synopsis for King Richard from WB
Based on the true story that will inspire the world, “King Richard” 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. 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. “King Richard” is a profoundly moving film that shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.
Richard Williams defied all odds by raising not one but two of the greatest athletes of all time. The lead role for King Richard will be played by Will Smith. He is joined by Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton as the famous sisters’ Venus and Serena. Also on the cast are Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn, and Dylan McDermott.
King Richard is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. Based on the writing from Zach Baylin. The producers are Time White and Trevor White under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner. Also Smith under his Westbrook banner. Isha Price, Serena Willaims, Venus Williams, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Adam Merims, Lynn Harris, Allan Mandelbaum, Jon Mone, and Peter Dodd serve as the executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ King Richard will be released in theaters on November 19th, 2021. As well as on HBO Max via their Ad-Free plan for 31 days following theatrical release.