Welcome, welcome, welcome, one and all, to today’s movie lawsuit round-up extravaganza! Can it be an extravaganza if there are only two lawsuits? Let’s not worry about the specifics! Netflix’s Enola Holmes, a movie about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister, and Warner Bros.’ King Richard, a biopic of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams’ father, have both had suits filed against them. But the Enola Holmes lawsuit is actually kind of hilarious, and you can find out why below. Read More »
Jon Bernthal is ready to coach some tennis…in the movies, that is. Bernthal is in talks to play Rick Macci, the tennis coach who trained Venus and Serena Williams, in King Richard. The movie isn’t so much about Venus and Serena Williams as it is their father, Richard Williams, who will be played by Will Smith. Reinaldo Marcus Green is directing the drama.
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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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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 »