Will Smith wows as Serena and Venus Williams' dad in uplifting new King Richard trailer

Publish Date
Friday, 30 July 2021, 5:42AM

We've just had our first look at Will Smith as the father of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams - and he does not disappoint!

Yesterday Warner Bros. released the first official trailer for King Richard, the upcoming drama inspired by the true story of Richard Williams, the father and early coach of two of the greatest tennis players of all time.

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the film details the true story of the sisters' journey from Compton, California, to global recognition, told from the perspective of their father Richard.

The movie's official description calls Richard "an undeterred father [with a] relentless drive and unapologetic vision to change the game" who is "instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever."

Co-starring alongside the two-time Oscar nominee are Saniyya Sidney as Venus and Demi Singleton as Serena.

Smith is also serving as a producer with Tim White and Trevor White, and executive producers Venus and Serena Williams.

The film will be released in theatres on November 19.