king richard director

King Richard, the biopic starring Will Smith as the father and coach of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams, has served a release date and a director. The film will bounce into theaters next November, with Reinaldo Marcus Green calling the shots. The film will track how Richard Williams trained his daughters Venus and Serena to be the best tennis players in the world.

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Will Smith biopic

Update: Variety reports that Warner Bros. is on the verge of signing on the dotted line to buy King Richard, which means we will probably see this one arrive sooner rather than later. Our original story continues below.

Will Smith (Men in Black, Suicide Squad) is attached to star in King Richard, a biopic about Richard Williams, the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. Zach Baylin wrote the script, which was the runner-up of 2018’s The Black List, a list of the year’s best unproduced screenplays as voted on by people in the industry. Read More »