“You gonna walk out there with your head up…. you’re a champion and the whole world know it” Warner Bros has unveiled the official trailer for ‘King Richard,’ director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s true story sports drama looking at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.
Based on the true story that will inspire the world, ‘King Richard’ follows the journey of Richard Williams (Will Smith), 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. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.
Aunjanue Ellis (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) plays the girls’ mom, Oracene “Brandi” Williams, Saniyaa Sidney (‘Hidden Figures’) stars as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton (‘Godfather of Harlem’) stars as Serena Williams, with Tony Goldwyn (‘Scandal’) as coach Paul Cohen and Jon Bernthal (‘The Many Saints of Newark’) as coach Rick Macci. The ensemble also includes Andy Bean (‘IT Chapter Two’), Kevin Dunn (‘Veep’) and Craig Tate (‘Greyhound’).
KING RICHARD – Irish release date – November 18, 2021.