By: Kayla Reyes
If you thought Will Smith was done acting think again! He is set to play Venus and Serena Williams’ father, Richard Williams, in the biopic King Richard. The film based on a “script by Zach Baylin, will center on Richard Williams overcoming hardship, skepticism, controversy, and his own troubled past.” Despite Richard’s lack of knowledge in tennis, he trained his daughters starting when they were four years old on the tennis courts of Compton. They are now two of the greatest female tennis players in history and they have their father to thank.
Along with Will Smith, Tim and Trevor White will produce the film. Allan Mandelbaum and Caleeb Pinkett are the executive producers with Mary Solomon and Rick Rickertsen as the co-producers. Although there is currently no director for the film, it is expected to be nothing less than extraordinary.
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