Serena and Venus Williams’ father played a pivotal role in their tennis careers. Will Smith is set to portray him in the upcoming biopic, King Richard, which will focus on his controversial past and molding his daughters to the players that they are today.

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Onset pictures of Smith’s aged look surfaced online. He was sporting grey and black activewear with a baseball cap with a ‘W’ on it.

The flick will be helmed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and is scheduled to hit the big screen on November 25, 2020.


Richard Williams is 78 years old and disabled after suffering from a series of strokes. He maintains close relationships with his famous daughters and their seven half-siblings.