Will Smith Stars In “King Richard” As Richard Williams2 weeks ago by Amber Le in Movie News
Although Will Smith isn’t returning to Suicide Squad, he’s got something else in store for us and it involves the legendary Williams sisters, Venus and Serena. Smith has just been set to take on the role of their father, Richard Williams in Zach Baylin’s speculative screenplay, King Richard.
Williams was not a professional tennis player by any means but he made sure both his girls were walking legends at a young age, preparing them to conquer the tennis courts. He endured many trials and tribulations and wanted to make sure his daughters did not have to endure the same. By the time they were 4 years old, he had a 78 page blueprint for their tennis careers. They practiced on the courts of Compton as Williams raised both his princesses into queens who became two of the best players in history. Serena has 23 Grand Slam tournament wins under her belt while Venus carries 7.
Despite leaving Deadshot behind, Smith has been busy with production for Bad Boys for Life where he stars alongside Martin Lawrence and he’s adapted the role of the Genie in the upcoming live action Aladdin. Now he’s added on producing and starring in King Richard to his list along with Tim and Trevor White.